Education

Check out these War Memorial Center education offering for students and community members:

War Memorial Center education programming is designed to help participants understand the military service experience. Through the stories from our broad network of veterans and current military personnel, and from our Honor Roll of Milwaukee County’s fallen service members, students and visitors learn local history, U.S. history and military history – plus the sacrifice and loss that so often is endured by service members and their families. Students also learn how to interview veterans and military members about their service so we can record their stories and show our appreciation.

WMC On-Site EDUCATIONal Programs

Service Experience Day

October 27th & 28th
A great opportunity for students and guests to learn about the history of the War Memorial Center, our mission, and the people of Wisconsin who answered the call to service. Branches of our military will have static display stations set up throughout the WMC with soldiers, equipment, materials, and activities for students and guests to observe and participate in. Students and guests will have a chance to ask questions and speak with current and former military personnel (Veterans).

Wisconsin Medal of Honor Recipients Exhibit

The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for bravery that can be conferred on a member of the American armed forces. It is bestowed for a deed of supreme valor. Often, the Medal of Honor is awarded posthumously, but there are exceptions.

Decorating our Heroes Exhibit

The Decorating Our Heroes exhibit tells the stories of 10 Wisconsin servicemen and women who were awarded various medals of valor for their gallantry while serving in various conflicts from World War II, through Vietnam and the conflicts in the Middle East.

9/11 MEMORIAL

Students learn about this very special memorial and the emotional journey of two local men who drove out to New York City just before the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to pick up the piece of 9/11 Steel that is the focal point of our memorial.

MILWAUKEE’S GENERALS

Students learn about two of the most illustrious characters in U.S. military history – both Milwaukee natives: General Douglas MacArthur and General Billy Mitchell.

USS MILWAUKEE

Learn about the five ships named USS Milwaukee and their roles in war and peacetime.

WAR POSTERS

Students explore the War Memorial Center’s collection of 75 original WWI and WWII war posters and learn about the history and purpose of them, along with the issuing agencies, themes, messages, and the emotions they evoke.

Take a Tour!

The War Memorial Center is the perfect destination for schools and organizations to learn about the sacrifices of Wisconsin’s Veterans. We offer self-guided tours, or, for groups of 10 or more, we provide a WMC guide to lead you through the facilities.

Plan a Program!

We offer standards-based educational opportunities for your students, planned with you around your unit of study and curriculum. We also invite school groups to utilize our venue as a site for appropriately themed programs and performances.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO HONOR THE DEAD – SERVE THE LIVING

Field Trips and Tours

Honor Roll Stories