More Video Resources

In addition to our program series, the Museum & Library produces a variety of videos to explore, including: webinars on variety of thought provoking topics, videos reviewing Museum & Library artifacts and books, award recipient videos and remarks, as well as informational videos about the Museum & Library and timely historical events.

2021 Museum & Library Mission Video

Premiered at the 2021 Liberty Gala, this video explores the mission of the Museum & Library.

The Cold War Video

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library honors the service and stories of the U.S. Armed Forces’ citizen soldiers–past, present, and future. This year's Gala takes a particular focus on those who served during the Cold War.

2021 Citizen Soldier Award

Watch the video honoring the 2021 Citizen Soldier recipient RADM Richard W. Schneider, USCGR (Ret.) introduced by General Gordon Sullivan

2021 Liberty Gala

Thank you for helping us celebrate the work of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and honoring the service and stories of the U.S. Armed Forces’ citizen soldiers–past, present, and future–with a particular focus on those who served during the Cold War.

2021 Literature Award Video

The Museum & Library is proud to recognize Canadian historian and award-winning author, Margaret MacMillan, recipient of this year’s Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, for her many contributions to the field of military history.

Great Power Competition Series: National Security Imperatives in the Near Abroad

In this Program LTC Alex Vindman, USA (Ret) will discuss how the Russian Federation considers the independent states that emerged after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union to be an area of special interest.

Kevin Weddle: The Complete Victory

The PMML is excited to welcome Colonel (Retired) Kevin J. Weddle, Ph.D. to discuss his book, The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution.  In this book, Dr. Weddle explains in detail the Battle of Saratoga and why events unfolded as they did.

Exploring the intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ community

During Pride Month, the Museum & Library is proud to present a panel discussion featuring military members in the LGBTQ community who will share their experiences, challenges and what policy changes have meant for their service.

Tim Brady: Three Ordinary Girls

Tim Brady's book Three Ordinary Girls is the remarkable story of three dutch teenagers who became spies, saboteurs, nazi assassins, and WWII heroes.

Origin of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is celebrated on the last Monday in May honoring those who have died in the nation’s wars. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Pritzker Military Presents: Brigadier General Maria A. Juarez

In this Program, we welcome Brigadier General Maria A. Juarez to give an overview of her history and service in the military, the mission of the 88th Readiness Division and culture in the U.S. Army Reserve. We will hear firsthand how she has seen the Army change through the course of her 20-plus years of service.  Please join us live on Zoom and share your own questions for BG Juarez on this special Program!

Drawn To Combat Exhibit Opener

Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War" features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s framed original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career. From May 14, 2021 - Spring 2022.

In the Armory featuring the M1 Carbine

Led by our Director of Collections, Dustin DePue will dig into our armory to look at the M1 Carbine, a lightweight semi-automatic carbine designed specifically to bridge the gap between pistol-caliber firearms and the powerful 30-06 cartridge fired by the M1 Garand.

In the Library - Rare book Webinar: Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States

Paul Grasmehr will give you a close look at our first edition copy of Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, Part I, the manual that formalized U.S. Army training and was in use from 1779 to the War of 1812

In The Archives: Exploring the History of the Army Nurse Corps

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, Andrea Martinez will be exploring the vast array of collection items related to the history of the Army Nurse Corps.

Allied Race to Victory: Island Hopping in the Pacific Theater Virtual Tour

This 17-minute video features stories from veterans and items in our exhibit related to the island hopping campaigns on the Mariana Islands and Iwo Jima.

Elizabeth Becker: You Don't Belong Here

Award-winning journalist and author Elizabeth Becker talks about her newly Published book ‘You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War’.

Convergence of Russia and China

In this program LTC Alex Vindman, USA (Ret) will explore the convergence of Russia and China, as it relates to United States National Defense Policy.

Operation Desert Storm – 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War

In this Program, we welcome guests from the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) to discuss lessons learned from the Gulf War.

In the Armory: The M1 Garand Rifle

In this episode, Dustin DePue digs into our armory to look at the M1 Garand.

Kenneth C. Davis: Strongman

Kenneth C. Davis discusses his new book, Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy

Nuremberg: 75th Anniversary of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

This program features a discussions with John Geiringer, Dr. Mark Hull and Dr. Rob Havers about the tribunal from a historical and legal prospective with lessons for today.

Voices of Veterans: A Veteran's Day Celebration

The Museum & Library shares oral histories, letters, artifacts and books showcasing veterans across conflicts.

The Mission of the Museum & Library

Premiered at the 2020 Liberty Gala, this video explores the mission of the Museum & Library.

2020 Liberty Gala

Join Senator Bob Dole, Tom Hanks, and other special guests for the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s 2020 Liberty!

2020 Citizen Soldier Award

Watch the video honoring the inaugural Citizen Soldier recipient Senator Bob Dole with introduction by actor Tom Hanks.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library reopening June 30, 2020

PMML Reopening

PMP: On The Homefront - Jim Frazier

PMP: On The Homefront - Jim Frazier

Jim Frazier joins us for this episode to speak about Gold Star Families in recognition of Memorial Day.   

PMP: On The Homefront - Memorial Day

PMP: On The Homefront - Memorial Day

Origins of Memorial Day Dr. Rob Havers is joined by two members from the American Civil War Museum, Historian John Coski and Public Programs Manager Kelly R. Hancock, for a discussion on the origins of Memorial Day. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Dustin DePue

PMP: On The Homefront - Dustin DePue

From Archive to Display Museum and Library Director of Museum Collections, Dustin DePue, discusses how donations are made available to the public.

PMP: On The Homefront - Magda Brown

PMP: On The Homefront - Magda Brown

My Story of Liberation from the Holocaust In collaberation with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, holocaust survivor, Magda Brown, discusses her experience of liberation. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Researching Military Genealogy Part 2

PMP: On The Homefront - Researching Military Genealogy Part 2

Researching Military Genealogy (Part 2) PMML Reference Coordinator, Paul Grasmehr, continues his series on military genealogical research. His focus today will be looking at difference record types and how they can be applied to telling the larger…

PMP: On The Homefront - VE Day

PMP: On The Homefront - VE Day

Victory in Europe Day In honor of VE-Day, Pritzker Literature Award Winner Antony Beevor discusses the ripple effect of VE-Day across Europe and Russia.

PMP: On The Homefront - Gerhard Weinberg

PMP: On The Homefront - Gerhard Weinberg

The End of WWII in Europe Pre-eminent WWII scholar, Gerhard Weinberg, discusses the end of the war in Europe while also taking questions from our audience! Dr. Weinberg is an authority on Nazi Germany and the origins and course of World War II.

PMP: On The Homefront - Richard Frank

PMP: On The Homefront - Richard Frank

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War Internationally acclaimed historian of the Asia-Pacific War, Richard Frank walks us through his latest book entitled Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, Volume I: July 1937-May 1942.

PMP: On The Homefront - Archiving Family Collections Part 2

PMP: On The Homefront - Archiving Family Collections Part 2

How to store your personal collections with Andrea Martinez (Part 2) Ms. Martinez walks us through another epsiode of storage tips and tricks, with today's focus being how to store specific materials. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Ethiopia: The Epicenter Of The Second World War, 1940

PMP: On The Homefront - Ethiopia: The Epicenter Of The Second World War, 1940

Ethiopia: The Epicenter of the Second World War, 1940 Dr. Havers is joined by renowned author, Dr. Michael Neiberg, for a discussion of Ethiopia as being the epicenter of World War II.  

PMP: On The Homefront - Rob Citino

PMP: On The Homefront - Rob Citino

The End of WWII on the Eastern Front Dr. Havers is joined by Dr. Citino from the National WWII Museum for a discussion of the End of World War II on the Eastern Front. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Researching Military Genealogy Part 1

PMP: On The Homefront - Researching Military Genealogy Part 1

Researching Military Genealogy with Paul Grashmir Museum and Library Reference Coordinator, Paul Grahmir gives a presentation on how to properly conduct genealogical research as it pertains to the military. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Jessica Hulten

PMP: On The Homefront - Jessica Hulten

Liberation: Holocaust and WWII with Jessica Hulten Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's Education Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Hulten, speaks about what Liberation in Europe means, in the aftermath of WWII and the Nazi's autrocities.    

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 3

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 3

Future War (Part 3) Museum and Library President & CEO, Dr. Havers finalizes his three part series with a discussion on asymmetrical warfare.

PMP: On The Homefront - Battle Of Belleau Woods

PMP: On The Homefront - Battle Of Belleau Woods

Battle of Belleau Wood Dr. Havers  is joined by Dr. Edward Lengel from the National WWII Museum for a discussion on the Battle of Belleau Wood.

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 2

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 2

Future War (Part 2) Museum and Library President & CEO, Dr. Havers continues his discussion on future war and the revolution of military affairs.

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 1

PMP: On The Homefront - Future War Part 1

Future War (Part 1) Museum and Library President & CEO, Dr. Havers begins the first of a three-part series on the discussion of future war, with today's focus on predicting future war.

PMP: On The Homefront - R. Scott Stephenson

PMP: On The Homefront - R. Scott Stephenson

Hygiene in the Revolutionary War Museum of the American Revolution President, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson and Dr. Havers discuss hygiene during the American Revolution.

PMP: On The Homefront - Archiving Family Collections

PMP: On The Homefront - Archiving Family Collections

How to store your personal collections with Andrea Martinez Ms. Martinez will be discussing storage tips, tricks, and techniques that can be utilized to properly store your personal collections.  Resources to Consult  National Archives: How to…

PMP: On The Homefront - Clay Risen

Clay Risen: The Crowded Hour When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country—hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging…

PMP: On The Homefront - Allied Race to Victory Tour Part 2

The Allied Race to Victory: A Walk-Through of the Philippines Campaign Museum Curator, James Brundage, conducts the second installment in his (virtual) walk-through series that covers the Philippines section of our current exhibit, Allied Race to…

PMP: On The Homefront - The Spanish Influenza of 1918

The Spanish Influenza of 1918 Dr. Havers, President & CEO of the Museum & Library, is joined by Dr. Michael Neiberg for a discussion on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919. MICHAEL S. NEIBERG is the inaugural Chair of War Studies in the…

PMP: On The Homefront - Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa President & CEO of the Museum & Library, Dr. Havers delivers an overview of the Battle of Okinawa in WWII.

PMP: On The Homefront - Allied Race to Victory Tour Part 1

The Allied Race to Victory: A Walk-Through of the Marianas Campaign and Peleliu Museum Curator, James Brundage, conducts the first installment in his (virtual) walk-through series that covers the Marianas Campaign and Peleliu sections of our current…

PMP: On The Homefront - George C. Marshall

George C. Marshall Dr. Rob Havers, President & CEO of the Museum & Library, explores the life and service of George C. Marshall. 

PMP: On The Homefront - Winston Churchill

Churchill in War and Peace President and CEO of the Museum & Library, Dr. Rob Havers, walks our audience through Winston Churchill's unsuccessful 1945 fight to win the United Kingdom's general election.

2019 Literature Award Video

Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr., Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia, earned his BA with Honors in History from Swarthmore College (1966) and his Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Pennsylvania (1971). In 1971 Professor…

2019 Oral History Video

This video gives a glimpse into the stories of service of men and women who have served in our country's military branches of service. These stories are told through the Holt Oral History Program.

2019 Year in Review

Presented at the PMML's annual Liberty Gala, this short video highlights major events and achievements from the previous year, including the opening of the D-day +75 exhibit amongst other accomplishments.

2019 Fall Programming Season

We're excited to announce our upcoming season of Pritzker Military Presents! This season features a list of new authors exploring new topics, as well as Pritzker favorites that will cover enduring topics from a fresh perspective. This season's schedule,…

Rededication Ceremony for the Victory Memorial Monument in Chicago

Col. Jennifer Pritzker joined the Illinois National Guard for the rededication of the Victory Memorial Monument in Chicago, honoring the valor and sacrifices of the 8th Infantry. The event celebrated the rich history of the Illinois Army National Guard's…

Versailles 1919-2019 Manela A Global View

Dr. Erez Manela examines the impact of both World War I and the Treaty of Versailles beyond the scope of Europe.  

Versailles 1919-2019 Zunz Philanthropy

Dr. Olivier Zunz speaks about the role that philanthropy, in particular from America, played in rebuilding France after World War I.

Versailles 1919-2019 Neiberg: Maps & Men

Dr. Michael Neiberg discusses the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles from the viewpoint of the leaders who had to redraw the war-torn world.  

Versailles 1919-2019 Irwin/Zunz Q&A

Scholars Julia Irwin and Olivier Zunz answer audience questions regarding the importance of foreign aid during and after the First World War.

Versailles 1919-2019 Jennifer Pritzker Remarks

Pritzker Military Museum & Library founder Jennifer N. Pritzker discusses the importance of commemorating the First World War.

Versailles 1919-2019 opening remarks

Dr. Monique Seefried opens the Versailles 1919-2019 symposium with remarks on the historical significance of the Treaty of Versailles.  

Versailles 1919-2019 Irwin Humanitarian Aid

Dr. Julia Irwin uses the lense of American humanitarian aid to show that while the U.S. may not have been involved in fighting in Europe until late in the conflict, it was far from neutral in the early years of WWI.

Versailles 1919-2019 Neiberg/Manela Q&A

Historians Michael Neiberg and Erez Manela respond to audience questions about the Treaty of Versailles.

Remarks from Our D-Day +75 Exhibition Preview

On June 5th, 2019 we hosted a members-only preview of our new exhibit D-Day +75 where Dr. Rob Havers and 2 D-Day Veterans made remarks. D-Day +75 is a flashback to June 1944, when the world waited in anticipation to learn the outcome…

Zero to Hero Book Launch: Al Lynch's Remarks

Al Lynch launches his book titled Zero to Hero at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Listen to his remarks.

Dr. Rob Havers' Introduction Video

Dr. Rob Havers introduces himself to the PMML community Our new President & CEO, Dr. Rob Havers, introduces himself to our followers, members and constituents. Havers briefly discusses some of his plans for the future of the Museum & Library…

2019 Change of Command Ceremony

Dr. Rob Havers assumes command of the Prtizker Military Museum & Library. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. The…

2018 Gala - Nick Mueller Remarks

Dr. Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, former historian and Vice Chancellor at the University of New Orleans, served as Founding President and CEO of the National WWII Museum. During a distin­guished career at UNO, Mueller made his mark as a popular…

2018 Gala - Jennifer Pritzker Remarks

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) discusses why the Museum & Library is so important and expresses her gratitude for all of the support the Museum & Library receives.

2018 Gala - Distinguished Service Medal - Cadet Jocyln Olea Remarks

Jocyln Olea is currently serving as the Commander for the Wells Community Academy High School Battalion. Cadet Jocyln Olea was born in 2001 in St. Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago.

2018 Gala - John Schwan Remarks

Pritzker Military Museum & Library's Interim President & CEO John Schwan welcomes guests to the 2018 Liberty Gala, highlighting some some of the major achievments made this past year.

2018 Gala - Bill San Hamel Remarks

A native of Chicago, Captain William San Hamel was a member of the illustrious Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO), serving as an Officer with the Pacific Unit from 1967-1969 where he acted as a producer and director, approving…

2018 Gala - Dennis Showalter Remarks

Author of more than 16 major publications, including Tannenberg: Clash of Empires, Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the 20th Century, Armor and Blood: Kursk, 1943, Frederick the Great: A Military History, The Wars of German Unification, and Instrument…

2018 Year in Review

Presented at the PMML's annual Liberty Gala, this short video highlights major events and achievements from the previous year, including the opening of the Lest We Forget exhibit. Also highlighted are the past accomplishments in the last 15 years, for…

2018 Oral History Video

This video gives a glimpse into the stories of service of men and women who have served in our country's military branches of service. These stories are told through the Holt Oral History Program.

Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD: 2018 Founder's Award

Recipients of the Founder’s Award are selected by the Museum and Library’s founder Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) to receive this award for their immense contribution to furthering the public’s understanding of the citizen…

U-505 Naval History Program: 8th Annual Fulfillment Ceremony

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees are honored at the completion of the annual U-505 Naval History Program. Presented in partnership with the USO of Illinois, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Naval Station…

The Battle of Hamel

Remembrance ceremony for the centennial of the Battle of Hamel between Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes, Jr., Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard and Michael Wood, Australian Consul-General in Chicago.

100 Cities,100 memorials : 2nd Press Release

2nd round announcement for 50 WWI memorials as part of the 100 Cities/ 100 memorials matching grant initiative

PMML Change of Command - 2018

Current President & CEO Kenneth Clarke, Museum & Library Founder and Chair Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), Major General Richard J. Hayes, Jr., Adjutant General, Illinois, and interim President & CEO John Schwan participate in a…

Lest We Forget Exhibit Opening Remarks

Watch remarks delivered by President & CEO Kenneth Clarke at the opening of the Museum & Library's newest exhibition, "Lest We Forget: Sailors, Sammies, and Doughboys Over There in World War I."

2017 Liberty Gala - Distinguished Service Medal -Cadet Hannah Erdos remarks

c/CSM Hannah Erdos is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the Lane Tech College Prep Warrior Battalion. Hannah has been actively involved in JROTC since she was a freshman. During the past several years, Hannah has been a member of…

2017 Liberty Gala - Peter Paret remarks

Award-winning author and historian, Peter Paret is the recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

2017 Liberty Gala - Gordon Sullivan remarks

General Gordon R. Sullivan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Army Historical Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he leads the Capital Campaign to construct the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir,…

2017 Liberty Gala - Kenneth Clarke Remarks

PMML President & CEO Kenneth Clarke welcomes guests to the annual Liberty Gala, highlighting some major achievements from the previous year.

2017 Liberty Gala - Colonel Dominic Ruggerio

Colonel Dominic Ruggerio, USA (Retired) is a Vietnam War and 30-year veteran of the United States Army. During his career he had the privilege of serving in five Divisions and two Cavalry Regiments as well as serving as Deputy Director and Chief of…

2017 Liberty Gala - Jennifer Pritzker remarks

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) discusses why the Museum & Library is so important and is thankful for all of the support.

2017 Oral History Video

This video gives a glimpse into the stories of service of men and women who have served in our country's military branches of service. These stories are told through the Holt Oral History Program.

Edwin Cole Bearss: 2017 Founder's Literature Award

Recipients of the Founder’s Literature Award are selected by the Museum and Library’s founder Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker to receive this award for their immense contribution to furthering the public’s understanding of the citizen soldier and the…

2017 Year in Review

Presented at the PMML's annual Liberty Gala, this short video highlights major events and achievements from the previous year, including the PMML's support of the Warrior Games and their partnership with the WW1 Centennial Commission. Also calling attention…

Press Conference: 100 Cities, 100 Memorials

The World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, in partnership with The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, to announce the first 50 awardees to be designated WWI Centennial Memorials as part of the matching…

U-505 Naval History Program: 7th Annual Fulfillment Ceremony

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees are honored at the completion of the annual U-505 Naval History Program. Presented in partnership with the USO of Illinois, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Naval Station…

Video: The General: William Levine, Citizen Soldier and Liberator

Video of the PMML's new book, The General: William Levine, Citizen Soldier and Liberator by Alex Kershaw and Richard Ernsberger.

2016 Liberty Gala Chair - Senator Elizabeth Dole

Senator Elizabeth Dole is the 2016 Liberty Gala Chair.

2016 Liberty Gala - Oral History Video Remarks, Colonel (Ret.) Eugene F. Scott

A participant in the Museum & Library's Holt Oral History Program, retired Colonel Eugene F. Scott introduces the Stories of Service video at the Museum & Library's 2016 Liberty Gala.

2016 Liberty Gala - Distinguished Service Medal - Adrian Guachichullca

The PMML presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Adrian Guachichullca from Lincoln Park High School.

Sir Alistair Horne: 2016 Founder's Literature Award

2016 recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Founder’s Literature Award: Sir Alistair Horne. Horne was selected by the Museum and Library’s founder Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker to receive this award for his immense contribution to furthering…

2016 Oral History Video

This video gives a glimpse into the stories of service of men and women who have served in our country's military branches of service. These stories are told through the Holt Oral History Program and with generous support from the Seedlings Foundation.

2016 Liberty Gala - Jennifer Pritzker Remarks

2016 Liberty Gala - Jennifer Pritzker Remarks

2016 Liberty Gala - Kenneth Clarke Remarks

Kenneth Clarke's opening remarks at the 2016 PMML Liberty Gala

2016 Year in review

Presented at the PMML's annual Liberty Gala, this short video highlights major events and achievements from the previous year, including the opening of the Hunting Charlie exhibit and the PMML's partnership with the WW1 Centennial Commission.

2016 Liberty Gala - Pritzker Literature Award Hew Strachan Remarks

Award-winning author, historian and military strategist Hew Strachan addresses the audience at the 2016 Liberty Gala following the official presentation of the 2016 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military…

U-505 Naval History Program: 6th Annual Fulfillment Ceremony

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees are honored at the completion of the annual U-505 Naval History Program. Presented in partnership with the USO of Illinois, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Naval Station…

USS Carl Vinson's Clifton Gibson

This is an interview with Chief Safety officer, Commander Clifton Gibson aboard the USS Carl Vinson.

How to use the PMML Resources

This is a "how to" video that gives the user a helping hand on getting the most out of the pmml resources. This includes using the search function to find books, artifacts, and programs.

Hew Strachan: 2016 Pritzker Literature Award Announcement

Hew Strachan: 2016 Pritzker Literature Award Announcement

Award-winning author, historian and military strategist Hew Strachan is the recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Liberty Gala 2015 Opening Remarks

PMML President & CEO Kenneth Clarke welcomes guests to the annual Liberty Gala, highlighting some major achievments from the previous year.

2015 Year in Review

Presented at the PMML's annual Liberty Gala, this short video highlights major events and achievements from the previous year, including the opening of two new exhibits and the publication of Dignity of Duty: The Journals of Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath,…

2015 Founder's Literature Award: Sir Michael Howard

Renowned British Historian Sir Michael Howard was awarded one of two inaugural Founder's Literature Awards at the Museum & Library's 2015 Liberty Gala, presented for an immense contribution to furthering the public’s understanding of military history…

2015 Pritzker Literature Award Presentation: David Hackett Fischer

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, best-selling author, and Brandeis University Professor David Hackett Fischer addresses the audience at the 2015 Liberty Gala following the official presentation of the 2015 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature…

2015 Distinguished Service Medal: JROTC Cadet Miranda Cardona

A senior at Chicago's Prosser Career Academy, where she serves as Battalion Executive Officer in the JROTC, Cadet Cardona was honored at the 2015 Liberty Gala.

2015 Liberty Gala Oral History Overview: Vice Adm. N.R. Thunman

A participant in the Museum & Library's Holt Oral History Program, retired Vice Admiral Ron Thunman introduces the Stories of Service video at the Museum & Library's 2015 Liberty Gala.

Stories of Service: 2015 Highlights

This video gives a glimpse into the stories of service of men and women who have served in our country's military branches of service. These stories are told through the Holt Oral History Program and with generous support from the Seedlings Foundation.

2015 Founder's Literature Award: Edward M. Coffman

2015 Founder's Literature Award: Edward M. Coffman Military historian, author, and educator Edward M. Coffman was awarded one of two inaugural Founder's Literature Awards at the Museum & Library's 2015 Liberty Gala, presented for an immense contribution…

U-505 Naval History Program: 5th Annual Fulfillment Ceremony

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees are honored at the completion of the annual U-505 Naval History Program. Presented in partnership with Tawani Foundation, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Naval Station Great Lakes.

Bill Hudson Memorial

Among the earliest contributors to the Museum & Library's Oral History Program and a decorated veteran of the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima, William 'Bill' Hudson has passed away at the age of 90.

Public Reception: Dignity of Duty: The Journals of Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath, 1861-1898

In an evening dedicated to the official launch of the Museum & Library's newest book and accompanying exhibit, the public is invited to attend a special reception featuring remarks from Susan Gilbreath Lane and other family members, Museum & Library President…

Dignity of Duty: The Audio Experience

Civil War veteran Major Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath—a mid-ranking field officer and family man who witnessed much of America's 19th Century history with a rifle and pen in hand, is the subject of a new PMML book and companion exhibit. His story is told…

U.S. Navy Reserve Centennial Address with VADM Braun

In commemoration of the U.S. Navy Reserve's 100th year of service, Vice Admiral and Chief of USNR Robin Braun visits for a special presentation about the past, present, and future of America's citizen sailors.

USS Illinois Press Conference

The Commander and the Crew of the soon to be commissioned USS Illinois (SSN-786), discuss the newest Virginia Class Submarine, sharing information about its construction, capabilities, and mission.

United States World War One Centennial Commission Partnership

Through this partnership, the Museum & Library will strive to give the centennial the recognition it deserves through partnership activities to include the publication of the official World War One Centennial coffee table book, a number of television…

Hershel "Woody" Williams Founders Award Remarks at the 2014 Liberty Gala

Woody Williams—a hero of the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima—was recognized with the 2014 Founder's Award for extraordinary contributions to the mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the preservation of the heritage of the Citizen Soldier.

Cadet Commander Gregory Holmes at the 2014 Liberty Gala

Chicago Military Academy - Bronzeville JROTC Cadet Commander Gregory Holmes spoke at the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Liberty Gala in Chicago on November 8, 2014.

Woody Williams: 2014 Founder's Award

Woody Williams—a hero of the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima and an inspiration to countless Americans—was recognized with the 2014 Founder's Award for extraordinary contributions to the mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the preservation…

The 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Year in Review

Learn about the history and operations of the Museum & Library in this second annual Year in Review video.

Vietnam Veteran Paul Baffico's Oral History Remarks at the 2014 Liberty Gala

Mr. Baffico spoke at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library's 2014 Liberty Gala emphasizing the importance of Veterans talking about their stories of service. He participated in the Pritzker Military Museum & Library's Holt Oral History program.

2014 Stories of Service Video

A brief video spotlighting veterans' stories of service from 2014 at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

Antony Beevor Acceptance Speech at the 2014 Liberty Gala

Antony Beevor accepted the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing at the 2014 Liberty Gala in Chicago on November 8, 2014.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the 2014 Liberty Gala

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Liberty Gala in Chicago on November 8, 2014.

U-505 US Naval History Program

In cooperation with the Museum of Science and Industry and with the generous support of Tawani Foundation, the Museum & Library supports the training of Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees by hosting and sponsoring activities related to the USO of…

VIC Infomercial

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library Veterans Information Center includes brochures, flyers, books, scholarly publications, and other materials specifically focused on important issues affecting veterans and their families.

History of the Illinois National Guard

Produced in collaboration with the National Guard Association of Illinois and the Illinois State Military Museum, the PMML presents an overview of the history of the Illinois National Guard.

Senator Dick Durbin Press Conference

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) addresses members of the media about a new bill regarding healthcare and benefits for veterans.

SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice

This video is part of The Pritzker Military Museum & Library's new exhibit: SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice. In the video, you will see images from exhibit photographer Stephanie Freid-Perenchio and programs excerpts recorded that Pritzker Military Museum…

SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice - Legacy

The Legacy video is part of The Pritzker Military Museum & Library's new exhibit: SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice. In the video, family of fallen Navy SEALs talk about the legacy that their SEALs have left behind. 

Bridge to Employment

This program features veterans who are professionals in their fields and who are passionate about helping veterans become successful in the civilian job market

Brandon Wilson 2013 Liberty Gala remarks

Brandon Wilson is a cadet in the Chicago Public Schools JROTC program. He spoke at the 2013 Liberty Gala about how he utilizes the Pritzker Military Museum & Library resources.

The 2013 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Stories of Service Video

A moving video highlighting the Pritzker Military Museum & Library's Holt Oral History Program.

Tim O'Brien 2013 Liberty Gala acceptance speech

Tim O'Brien accepted the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing at the 2013 Liberty Gala in Chicago on November 16, 2013. The award was presented by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library…

The 2013 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Overview

This video highlights the history and activities of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Kay Smith Paints the Red Tails

Comissioned by the Museum & Library to create a painting for the Coleman T. Holt Oral History Room, and a video documenting the journey, Smith digs deep into the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. This video documents Kay Smith's research and interviews…

Tim O'Brien Literature Award Announcement

Novelist Tim O'Brien was awarded the 2013 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Albert B. Ratner and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation: 2012 Founder's Award

Major General Thomas Wilkerson accepted the 2012 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Founder's Award on behalf of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Albert B. Ratner also received the Founder's Award.

Captains and Crews of Naval Ships - War of 1812 Bicentennial

Captains and Crews of Naval Ships Visiting Chicago for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Max Hastings Literature Award Announcement

British historian Max Hastings was awarded the 2012 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Formal ARMY Birthday Ceremony with Sgt. Maj. of the ARMY Raymond F. Chandler III

Formal ARMY Birthday Ceremony with Sgt. Maj. of the ARMY Raymond F. Chandler III Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, IL - June 14, 2012

Silver Star Awards Ceremony: Bozzay and Ahern

The Pritzker Military Library Salutes Sgt. First Class Ryan Ahern and Capt. Thomas Bozzay, Recipients of the Silver Star

NATO Photo Exhibit Opening

NATO Commander Admiral James Stavridis, NATO Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Colonel IL, Pritzker Military Library Founder and Chair J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) and Pritzker…

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

The Pritzker Military Museum and Library participated in the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This video documents the job fair that took place in Chicago, 2012 and the importance of hiring our veterans.

Flag dedicated to Pritzker Military Library

An American flag was dedicated to Pritzker Military Library in RC-East Afghanistan on February 17, 2012 by members of TF Steel 2-377 Parachute Field Artillery Regiment during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Peder Dahlberg: 2011 Founder's Award

Peder Dahlberg received the 2011 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Founder's Award for his dedication to the mission of the organization and the heritage of the citizen soldier.

Carlo D'Este Literature Award Announcement

Biographer Carlo D'Este was awarded the 2011 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Rick Atkinson: 2010 PML Literature Award Recipient

2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award Lecture: The U.S. Army in World War II: Ten Things to Know

Dave Truitt and Karen Pritzker: 2010 Founder's Award

Karen Pritzker and Captain Dave Truitt both received the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Founder's Award in 2010 for their steadfast support of the Museum & Library's mission and dedication to the preservation of the heritage of the Citizen Soldier.

Hershel "Woody" Willams PMML Dedication

In October 2010, the Museum & Library celebrated the opening of its new location on Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop. Hershel "Woody" Williams donated his original Medal of Honor at the event.  Williams was a Marine who served in World War II…

Rick Atkinson Literature Award Announcement

Journalist and historian Rick Atkinson was awarded the 2010 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Union League Club of Chicago: 2009 Founder's Award

The Union League Club of Chicago received the 2009 Founder's Award for their dedication to the mission of the Museum & Library and the heritage of the Citizen Soldier.

Gerhard Weinberg Literature Award Announcement

Historian Gerhard Weinberg was awarded the 2009 Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

McCormick Foundation: 2008 Founder's Award

The McCormick Foundation received the 2008 Founder's Award for their exceptional support of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and its mission.

Allan R. Millett: 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award Recipient

Allan R. Millett is the recipient of the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Allan Millett Literature Award Announcement

Historian Allan Millett was awarded the 2008 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

James McPherson 2007 Literature Award Luncheon

James M. McPherson was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota, where he attended Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated magna cum laude in 1958. He did his graduate study in history at the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D.…

John Callaway: 2007 Founder's Award

John Callaway received the 2007 Founder's Award for his work in support of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and its mission.

James McPherson Literature Award Announcement

Historian James McPherson was awarded the 2007 Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Rod Blagojevich Veterans Health Care Benefits Announcement

Governor Blagojevich will be announcing his plans to expand health care benefits for Illinois Veterans and create a program that helps veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Robert Pritzker, Audrey Ratner and Lt. Col. Robert C. Peithman, USMCR (Retired): 2005 Founder's Award

Robert Pritzker, Audrey Ratner and Lt. Col. Robert C. Peithman, USMCR (Retired): 2005 Founder's Award

Robert Pritzker, Audrey Ratner and Lt. Col. Robert C. Peithman, USMCR (Retired) received the 2005 Founder's Award for outstanding commitment to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the heritage of the Citizen Soldier.