The mission of the education department is to enhance students’ understanding of military history through the stories, sacrifices, and values of citizen-soldiers. We are dedicated to sharing topics with students around the American Revolution, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.  

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  • Call to Serve: 75 Years Recruiting Women

    Join the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Military Women’s Memorial on Tuesday June 6th for a virtual panel discussion celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948. While women can now serve in combat and a full range of military positions, for much of US history women were relegated to support services or nursing in times of war. Women’s roles in the armed forces were first codified with this Act. Dr. Allison Finkelstein will moderate our panel of experts and explore how the military recruited and utilized women’s skills throughout US history.  

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