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April, 2019

World War I Beyond the Trenches - Stories from the Front
Dates: Sunday, April 21, 2019

WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front Over 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served on land, sea, and in the air during World War I. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum marks the centennial of the First World War with the opening of a major exhibit featuring an up close and personal look at the Great War through the eyes of Wisconsin Veterans.  WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front uses the Museum's rich collection and first-hand personal accounts to bring to life Wisconsin's role in shaping global history. WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front will be on exhibit April 21, ...
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Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Madison, WI


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WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front

Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front

Wisconsin Centennial Committee Members

Michael Telzrow
Director, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Chair
John Townsend 

USN, Ret. 
Matthew Blessing
Administrator of Library Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society
John W. Hall
Ambrose-Hesseltine Chair in U.S. Military History, UW-Madison
Marguerite Helmers
Professor of English, UW-Oshkosh
David Kurtz
Adjutant, Wisconsin Department of the American Legion 
Mark Van Ells
Professor of History, Queensborough Community College
Bradley Larson
Director, Oshkosh Public Museum
Jeffrey Potter
Marketing Director, Wisconsin Public Radi
Jon Miskowski
Director of Television, Wisconsin Public Television 

Wisconsin Centennial Administrators 

Kevin Hampton, Curator, Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Jenna Madsen, Assistant Curator, Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Proclamation of Commemoration 

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On July 14, 2016, Governor Scott Walker issued a proclamation establishing July 25, 2016 through November 11, 2018 as the World War I Centennial Commemoration throughout the state of Wisconsin.  

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