Marching Across the State: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Traveling Exhibit Program

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.


Wisconsin Remembers: A Face For Every Name

Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name 

Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum are proud to introduce Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name as part of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's Traveling Exhibit Program.  The traveling exhibit features a photo for each of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The exhibit also includes additional photos for names that are listed on The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville, WI.  Wisconsin Remembers is a tribute to lost life and lost potential.

The traveling exhibit consists of 17 pop-up indoor banners available to local libraries, historic societies, schools and community spaces throughout the state. There is no cost to reserve and host the exhibit, only shipping costs apply.

For more information or to inquire about exhibit availability call Greg Krueger (608) 261-0541 or email TravelingExhibits@dva.wisconsin.gov.

For more information about Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name exhibit and the project visit Wisconsin Public Radio.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.