Hiroshima Aftermath

Wisconsin and the Bombing of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima became the first victim of an atomic attack. For the

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Part V: THE END OF THE WAR

On June 18, the day General Buckner was killed, President Harry Truman met with his

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August 2020 Virtual! Drink and Draw

August 2020 Images Coming Soon. Here’s your opportunity to be an “artist-in- residence” at our

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JULY 2020 VIRTUAL! DRINK & DRAW

Navy Week 2020 July 13-17, 2020 is Navy Week in Madison. This year, the programs

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What’s It All For? a Reflection on Empathy and Our National Discourse

Written by Kevin Hampton, Curator of History This time of year, with patriotic holidays like

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Part IV: Okinawa: Victory

  The remnants of Ushijima’s army, now reduced to 30,000 men, only 11,000 of whom

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A Lesson in Resiliency From the Bataan Death March

At the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Spain ceded the Philippines to the

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family research

Gather Stories of Your Family’s Veterans with Research Resources from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Genealogy, or learning about one’s ancestors, has been growing in popularity lately with the addition

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Part III: Okinawa: Decision at Shuri

   One hundred feet below Shuri Castle, in the tunnel that functioned as Ushijima’s headquarters,

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Virtual Drink and Draw

Francis Brewster Elmer Homburg: B-24 Liberator     Roberta Wells     Norbert S. Szymczak

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Victory in Europe, 1945

By the last day of April 1945, it was clear that Allied victory over Nazi

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Month of the Military Child: Augustus Patchin and Family

By Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist  The Wisconsin Veterans Museum focuses on preserving the

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Sergeant Beauford T. Anderson

Born July 6, 1922, in Eagle, Wisconsin, Beauford T. Anderson had turned 19 years old

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Part II: Okinawa: The Battle Builds

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle

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Elizabeth O’Hara Baehr

  Serving Those Who Served: Immense Personal Satisfaction and Incredible Hardship Guest Author, Assistant Gift

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Part I: Okinawa: Genesis of a Battle

In 1945, 75 years ago, World War II in the Pacific ended with the Battle

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“These Numbers All Mean Something”

By Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist  “I’ve got documents that I brought out of

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Rearguard at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, the 7th

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Robert C. McCoy at the Battle of Buna

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History Robert C. McCoy of Sparta, Wisconsin came from a

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A Son’s Service

More than 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served in the military during World War I,

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A Shared Experience

By: Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager While there are numerous reasons Wisconsin residents have joined the

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The Story of One Wisconsin WASP: Happy Landings, the Jeanette Kapus Story

Whether they were WACs, SPARs, WAVES, or WASPs, no witty acronym or cute nickname could

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The Life-Saving Gift to Majil Steiner

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager On November 21, 1944, the B-29 “Snafuperbomber” with the 40th

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Veteran Sweethearts~Rose Jrolf and Fred Ray

Part of the Rose Ray WVM Collection  This formal portrait is of Rose Jrolf and

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