The Wisconsin Veterans Museum traveling exhibit program includes a variety of offerings suitable for diverse venues. Featuring photographs and artwork from the museum collection, these exhibits include stunning images and brief, thought-provoking prose. Exhibits are low-cost and available in a variety of mediums, including framed prints and pop-up banners.
Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots
Mascots perform an important service in the military. Whether a lion, a
monkey, or a dog, military mascots are a source of pride and morale for
troops. This exhibit, in a pop-up banner format suitable for most venues, presents a variety of mascots dating back to the
Civil War, shining a light on the human side of military service and
engaging animal lovers of all ages.
Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat
About 75% of military work is considered non-combat. These roles rarely make the headlines, but are vital to every military operation. Exploring the non-combat roles of military service personnel, including work as beauticians, military police, dentists, mechanics, and photographers, this exhibit showcases an often overlooked but highly relatable side of military life. This exhibit is presented in a pop-up banner format appropriate for a variety of venues.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council is honored to include this Wisconsin Veterans Museum exhibit as part of our Working Lives Project. For more information, visit Working Lives Project.
Santos Zingale: Artist Turned Sailor
This fine art exhibit features thirteen original sketches completed by Santos Zingale while he was on board the USS Bremerton during WWII. Zingale provides an intimate view of daily life on the ship, including moments of rest and relaxation. This exhibit of framed charcoal sketches is suitable for professionally-staffed museums and galleries.
Watercolors of Corporal John Gaddis: Documenting the Civil War
While serving with the 12th Wisconsin Infantry, John Gaddis painted scenes from Wisconsin, Camp Randall, Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This exhibit of fourteen framed watercolors is suitable for professionally-staffed museums and galleries.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information or to inquire about exhibit availability call (608) 261-0542 or email TravelingExhibits@dva.wisconsin.gov. To apply to host a traveling exhibit listed above, complete the Traveling Exhibit Program Application.