Check out these War Memorial Center education offerings 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.


Service Experience Day

October 26-27, 2023 & April 25-26, 2024
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).

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The War Memorial Center is offering an “Introduction to Robotics” class featuring the LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set for grades 5-8. Students will learn how to research, program, design, build, and test components of their robot, including motors and the various sensors like color, touch, distance, and degree. Classes will be held at the War Memorial Center on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a limit of 12 students per session. Click on the button for more information and how to register for this class. 

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.


The “IANI” traveling exhibit highlights the careers of local female veterans, and current female military personnel. Women from the six branches of service are represented from WWII through today’s Global War on Terror. The “I Am Not Invisible” traveling exhibit recently made stops at the New Berlin Public Library and the Fox River Middle School in Waterford, WI.

Decorating our Heroes

The Decorating Our Heroes lesson plan 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. This, and many other lessons, are free to download and can be found by clicking the Lesson Plans button at the top of this page.

Veterans Story Project

One-on-one interviews and the real life perspective from veterans about the military, war, friends, family,
and the cost of freedom. Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, up to the continuing Global War on Terror, will share a small part of their background and experience with you.


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.


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


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


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 or Plan a Program!

Your class, organization, or business can schedule a tour and learn about the history and background of the War Memorial Center. We also
invite school groups, organizations, and businesses to utilize our venue as a site for appropriately themed programs and performances.


Field Trips and Tours