The Wisconsin Veterans Museum encourages people of all ages, abilities, and interests to learn about Wisconsin military and veterans’ history. Search our Civil War Database, browse our catalogs, use our online resources, or contact the Reference Archivist to learn from a distance. If you are able, please visit our Research Center, which is open to the public weekdays from 9:00 to 3:30. Please review the rules and regulations before arriving.
Learn about the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Grant here.
The Research Center collection consists of two main parts - click on the links to learn more about them:
Library & Archives
Books, military manuals, newsletters, maps, posters, prints, and other published materials focusing on Wisconsin and American military history make up the library. Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other original papers and records from Wisconsin veterans and veteran organizations comprise the archives.
Recorded interviews with Wisconsin veterans from World War I through the present who describe their experiences in recorded interviews.
Artifacts housed in collections storage may be made available for research or viewing by appointment only. Requests will be considered on an individual bases and must be approved no less than 10 business days prior to the desired appointment date. Please contact the Collections Manager for information and to schedule an appointment.