Education

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

The War Memorial Center’s educational programs are designed to help students and the general public understand the significance of military service and the history behind the War Memorial Center. Students and visitors will learn how local history is directly connected to our United States, and military history through the courage and sacrifice of service members and their families.

WMC EDUCATION Programs

Service Experience Day

2023: April 27th & 28th and 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.

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