Souvenirs of Service Exhibit
WVM Exhibits 20220314 9532
Souvenirs of Service: The Things They Kept

Wisconsin servicemembers have been collecting souvenirs since the Civil War. Learn the stories of the things they kept. On view now.

Soldiers reviewing souvenirs collected in the Pacific during WWII.

Souvenirs of Service: The Things They Kept

This exhibit includes items collected from the Civil War era to modern-day.  The objects range from artillery shells painted in WWI foxholes to Zippo lighters collected during the Vietnam era. More than 400 photographs, taken by our servicemembers during times of war and peace, have been enlarged  and line the gallery perimeter for you to view. More compelling are the stories that go along with what our friends, relatives, and neighbors have collected and kept. On view now through 2023.


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