Wisconsin World War II veteran, Harry Dillon Baker will celebrate his 103rd birthday on October 9, 2023. At the request of Baker's family, the museum staff is asking for your help in marking Harry’s milestone by sending a birthday card made out to him which we will deliver to his
Much like a person would customize a car, nose art on airplanes grew out of the crewmen’s desire to personalize their crafts. Beginning in World War I, European forces decorated their planes with fierce animals, family crests and other symbols. When the American forces arrived, they quickly followed the European’s
For Flag Day and the Army’s Birthday today, and with Father’s Day coming up , we share this small flag and bible carried by Henry C. Fuller, Sr., of Whitewater, WI, throughout his service in World War I. In 1974, Fuller wrote a letter to his daughter telling the story of these two meaningful mementos when he gifted them to
By Russell Horton Reference Archivist Throughout U.S. history, men and women in the military have risked their lives to protect the civil rights we enjoy as citizens. Beyond protection, their brave service has also affected some of those rights over the past 150 years. In particular, military service has changed
Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Night and Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat.