Remember Pearl Harbor

By Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager Certain pivotal events in our nation’s history have remained “where were you when” moments for all who lived through them, with one of the most prominent being the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago this December. While most of our World War II

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MEDIA COVERAGE OF VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

November 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (November 15, 2018) – The Veterans Day and World War I Armistice activities of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage. Real Life Library: Veterans Edition NBC15, November 11, 2018 WKOW27, November 11, 2018 World War I Armistice Milwaukee

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Finis la Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On this Veterans Day, we mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and a closing of the official centennial commemorations. As the days and weeks around Veterans Day will be busy with various programs and ceremonies, when you hear

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Fall 2018

Cover Story: Finis la Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I

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Harold Schmitz

By Yvette Pino, Traveling Art Exhibit Coordinator In June 1942, Milwaukee artist Harold F. Schmitz was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the 955th Topographic Engineer Company. At the time of his conscription, he was working in the art department of Hammersmith-Kortemeyer (H & K) Publishing. The company,

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Summer 2018

Cover Story: Opening the Museum at King

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Here Lies Lieutenant Wemple

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits At the start of the Civil War, Union forces were under the command of Winfield Scott. Scott, an old Army veteran, outlined a plan to defeat the southern states based upon the premise of a naval blockade of southern ports. Hoping to suffocate Southern

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Robert C. McCoy at the Battle of Buna

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History Robert C. McCoy of Sparta, Wisconsin came from a long lineage of military service. Grandson of Captain Bruce E. McCoy and son of Major General Robert B. McCoy (both namesakes of Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy), Robert C. grew up with a strong sense of duty

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Japanese Propaganda in World War II

By Russell Horton, Reference Archivist When thousands of Wisconsin soldiers, part of the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division, arrived in Australia in May 1942, they inadvertently created an opportunity for Japanese propagandists to attack the morale of Australian troops and attempt to sow discord and distrust among the Allied forces

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MEDIA COVERAGE FOR SAPF MOVE

May 3, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (May 3, 2018) – The State Archive Preservation Facility, shared by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the Wisconsin Historical Society, move process has received the following media coverage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 20, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal, April 23, 2018  

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