Michael Telzrow to Serve as Director of Wisconsin Veterans Museum

March 1, 2010

Michael Telzrow to Serve as Director of Wisconsin Veterans Museum  

(MADISON) ― The Wisconsin Veterans Museum welcomes a new director, beginning March 1, 2010.  Michael Telzrow has been working in the museum field for over fifteen years, most recently as executive director of the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Central Florida and earned a master’s degree in public history/museum studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. From 1995-1997, he served at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum as a curatorial assistant. Subsequent museum assignments included the Neville Public Museum of Brown County (curator of history) and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum (director of research and interpretation), and the National Railroad Museum (executive director). He has developed over 20 museum exhibits covering a wide range of subject matter and recently authored a photographic history of the Wisconsin State Reformatory.

In 2008 he was named an “everyday hero” by the Green Bay Press Gazette for his public service, and was recently honored by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as one of 20 local individuals who have made a particular impact in their field or industry. An eight-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Telzrow is married with two children.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum also welcomes Gregory Lawson as gift shop manager. Lawson has a strong background in military history, and has spent time researching the museum’s Civil War Battleflag collection as a volunteer effort for the museum, in addition to responsibilities as a Docent.  He has also written several abstracts used in museum exhibits and other projects. Lawson’s professional experience includes over ten years retail sales at Barnes and Noble.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information go to www.wisvetsmuseum.com.


201 West Washington Avenue | Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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