Programs and Events

Pritzker Military Museum & Library hosts a range of events — including lectures with distinguished authors and military personnel, movie screenings, and family programs. In addition to

events, the Museum & Library showcases a variety of military artifacts and regalia in its rotating and permanent Museum exhibits.


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Upcoming Programs & Events


Annual Events at The PMML

Working Hand in Hand

2023 On War Military History Symposium

On June 30, 1973, America's All Volunteer Force was born but young men continue to be obligated to register for Selective Service and the government retains its legal right to conscript citizens into the military. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the AVF, a fitting milestone to engage in a deeper conversation about the past, present, and future of the AVF. The history, health, and future of the All-Volunteer Force was examined and discussed on April 13-14, 2023, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. We welcomed a stellar group of civilian experts, scholars, and active duty and retired service members to share their knowledge and insights on this critical issue.

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Liberty Gala 2022

2022 Liberty Gala

On November 5th, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library celebrated its 19th annual Liberty Gala with over 400 of our friends & supporters at the iconic Hilton Chicago. The theme of this year’s gala was “Honoring Strength through Diversity” and celebrated the courageous stories of Citizen Soldier Award recipients: General Ann Dunwoody, USA (RET.), Colonel Jack Jacobs, USA (RET.), Brigadier General (MA) Enoch O.D. "Woody" Woodhouse II, USAF (RET.), JD. We were also humbled to have been joined by the Williams Family as they accepted our first post-humous Citizen Solider Award honoring the life and legacy of our dear friend, CWO4 Hershel "Woody" Williams, USMC (RET.).

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