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MEDIA ALERT: WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER MOLECULAR ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP (MAG) TO SOLVE 150 YEAR OLD DEBATE BY REVEALING RESULTS OF DNA ANA

July 14, 2016

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DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS YIELD CONCLUSIVE RESULTS

What:       Wisconsin Veterans Museum partners with UW-Madison Biotechnology Center                    Molecular Archaeology Group (MAG) at UW-Madison to announce results of                                DNA analysis testing gender of Civil War mascot “Old Abe”
When:      10 a.m.
Where:     Wisconsin Veterans Museum Civil War Exhibit
                 30 W. Mifflin St.
                 Madison, WI 53703
Visuals:   Old Abe’s original feathers; Old Abe replica; historic articles depicting icon’s                                     gender debate

FAMED BALD EAGLE MASCOT “OLD ABE” CONFIRMED AS MALE DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS ANSWERS 150 YEAR OLD DEBATE

July 14, 2016

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DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS YIELD CONCLUSIVE RESULTS

MADISON, Wis. (July 14, 2016) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum and University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center Molecular Archaeology Group today announced that the Civil War bald eagle mascot “Old Abe” was a male, ending a 150 year-old controversy over the famed raptor’s gender.

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM TO END 150 YEAR OLD DEBATE BY REVEALING RESULTS OF DNA ANALYSIS TESTING GENDER OF FAMED CIVIL WAR MASCOT “OLD ABE”

July 13, 2016

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DNA TESTING OF MASCOT’S FEATHERS YIELD CONCLUSIVE RESULTS

Please contact Karen Burch to arrange interviews regarding the background of Old Abe. Results of the DNA test will not be discussed until Thursday, July 14.

What:       Wisconsin Veterans Museum to announce results of DNA analysis testing gender                          of Civil War mascot “Old Abe”
When:      10 a.m.
Where:     Wisconsin Veterans Museum Civil War Exhibit
                 30 W. Mifflin St.
                 Madison, WI 53703
Visuals:   Old Abe’s original feathers; Old Abe replica; historic articles depicting icon’s                               gender debate

MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM THE ART OF PERSUASION: MOBILIZING THE MASSES IN WWI

June 2, 2016

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MADISON, Wis (June 2, 2016) - The Wisconsin Veterans Museum's exhibit opening for The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in WWI has received the following media coverage.

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM UNVEILS A NEW EXHIBIT

May 12, 2016

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM UNVEILS A NEW EXHIBIT
THE ART OF PERSUASION MOBILIZING THE MASSES IN WWI ON MAY 27

MADISON, Wis. (May 12, 2016) – On Friday, May 27, Wisconsin Veterans Museum visitors will have the opportunity to look more than 100 years in the past and examine the use of war propaganda through a new exhibit, The ART OF PERSUASION Mobilizing The Masses In World War I. 

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM PUTS ORAL HISTORY RECORDINGS ONLINE

April 19, 2016

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MADISON, Wis. (April 19, 2016) – For the first time, visitors of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum website can go to the oral history section to listen to interviews recorded with local veterans. The museum is enhancing access to oral history online by incorporating the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) program.

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2016 LIST OF EVENTS

February 24, 2016

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2016 LIST OF EVENTS  

MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 22, 2016) –The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison is honored to help visitors connect with the unique stories of Wisconsin’s past and present service men and women by hosting several events and presentations. The upcoming 2016 programs feature several brand new activities, including the opening of a new World War I exhibit in May, Spark events and Mess Night At The Museum events allowing the public to experience a long held formal military dining tradition while listening to a guest speaker. All events will be held at The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, located at 30 W. Mifflin St. in Madison. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Additional information about the events below can be found at http://www.wisvetsmuseum.com/events/.

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM FEATURED ON WISCONSINREALESTATE.COM

February 1, 2016

 

MADISON, Wis. (February 1, 2016)- The Wisconsin Veterans Museum was featured on Wisconsin Real Estate. Read the article at: WisconsinRealEstate.com

MEDIA COVERAGE OF WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM RECOGNIZING THE HMONG: THE SECRET WAR IN LAOS

November 20, 2015

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MADISON, Wis. (November 23, 2015) - The Wisconsin Veterans Museum's exhibit opening for Recognizing the Hmong: The Secret War in Laos has received the following media coverage.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF WISCONSIN VETERANS-SUNDAY MORNING SPOTLIGTH WITH MIKE STREHLOW CBS 58 MILWAUKEE.

November 8, 2015
 

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MADISON, Wis. (November 8, 2015)- The Wisconsin Veterans Museum's received the following media coverage on CBS 58 Milwaukee-Sunday Morning Spotlight with Mike Strehlow.

WISCONSIN HISTORY TOUR ALONG WITH THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY

October 29, 2015
 

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The public is invited to a full day of free events

Kenosha, WI (Nov. 11, 2015) – The Wisconsin Historical Society’s History Tour along with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host A Salute to Veteran History, a full day of free events for the public on Nov. 11 to honor the men and women who served the United States. Events include documentaries, presentations and evening concert of Civil War music.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM'S TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR XVII

October 13, 2015

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MADISON, Wis. (October 13, 2015) - The Wisconsin Veterans Museum's event Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVII has received the following media coverage.

MEDIA ALERT FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 11: WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM PRESENTS TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR XVII

October 11, 2015

Attendees can interact with local actors portraying Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens

Forest Hill Cemetery is home to the gravesites of hundreds of Wisconsin soldiers and citizens who lived during the Civil War. Although these men and women have long since passed away, the individual stories of their courage and perseverance still speak volumes. The public is invited to experience those stories from the perspective of those who lived them as the Wisconsin Veterans Museum continues an annual tradition with “Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVII.” The 90-minute tour is guided by local actors portraying Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens. This family-friendly event offers a fun and educational opportunity for attendees to experience the stories and see the gravesites of local Civil War heroes buried at Forest Hill Cemetery.

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FALL EVENTS

October 1, 2015

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MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 1, 2015) - the Wisconsin Veterans Museum announces the fall events, activities and presentations for 2015.

*Several event updates were made since the mailed version, please reference this calendar or website for updated event information*

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