Civil War & 20th Century Gallery

For over one hundred years, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has connected the past to the present by sharing the stories of Wisconsin’s military veterans. Supported by rare artifacts, full-scale dioramas and electronic interactive elements, the Wisconsin’s military history unfolds in two galleries of more than ten-thousand square feet.

The 19th century gallery showcases Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War and Spanish American War, and features a full scale diorama depicting the Battle of Antietam-the single bloodiest day in American History.

Examples of full-scale aircraft highlight the exhibits in the 20th century gallery, and include an assault helicopter that flew harrowing combat missions during the Vietnam War. Visitors may also view an exhibit featuring some of Wisconsin’s Medal of Honor recipients, recent events in the War on Terror and the State’s Capitol through a real Cold War submarine periscope. A changing gallery ensures that there is always something new at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to commemorate, acknowledge, and affirm the role of Wisconsin citizens in American military history, past and present.

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