MEDIA COVERAGE FOR WVM SUMMER CAMP 2019

July 8, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (July 8, 2019) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage for the WVM Summer Camp, When I Group Up I Want to Work in a Museum (July 8, 2019).   Wisconsin State Journal: July 8, 2019  

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Rearguard at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, the 7th Wisconsin played a pivotal role as the rear guard of the Union Army during the retreat through the town of Gettysburg. Though the regiment held their position as long as possible along a rail fence

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MEDIA COVERAGE OF NEW EXHIBIT–”IN MY SPARE MOMENTS: THE ART OF HAROLD F. SCHMITZ”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (June 14, 2019) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage for the new exhibit – “In My Spare Moments: The Art of Harold F. Schmitz.” Wisconsin Regional Arts Blog , May 15, 2019 Isthmus, March 15, 2019 Isthmus, June 6, 2019

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MEDIA COVERAGE FOR NEW DISPLAY CASE COMMEMORATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

June 10, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (June 10, 2019) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has received the following media coverage for new display case commemorating 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2019). AP: May 31, 2019 The Morning Call, May 31st, 2019 570 News, May 31st, 2019 660

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MEDIA ALERT: NEW DISPLAY CASE: COMMEMORATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019   NEW DISPLAY CASE: COMMEMORATING D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURES ARTIFACTS OWNED BY MILWAUKEE NATIVE AND NAVY RADIOMAN MARTIN F. GUTEKUNST, WHO SERVED IN NORMANDY LANDINGS, ON JUNE 6, 1944 ON UTAH BEACH. MADISON — At 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Spring 2019

Cover Story: 75 Years After D-Day

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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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A Son’s Service

More than 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served in the military during World War I, in all branches of service and in hundreds of different units. However, the largest concentration of Wisconsinites served in the 32nd Division, which consisted of the Wisconsin and Michigan National Guards. Much like today, individual

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A Shared Experience

By: Andrea Hoffman, Collections Manager While there are numerous reasons Wisconsin residents have joined the military over the last 150 years—each generation met with unique historical events and changing social expectations—serving one’s country has also been a shared experience within families. Whether a parent and child, siblings, or spouses, serving

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The Story of One Wisconsin WASP: Happy Landings, the Jeanette Kapus Story

Whether they were WACs, SPARs, WAVES, or WASPs, no witty acronym or cute nickname could belie the fact that women performed dangerous jobs across the country and around the globe during World War II.  By 1945, there were women serving in every branch of the United States military, standing a remarkable

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