The Museum & Library is proud to continue guiding the general public through their exploration of military history, military affairs, and national security in greater detail thanks to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library blog. Here, the Museum & Library posts longer form content covering a wide array of events, topics, people, and moments in history. Blog posts are written by staff members of the Museum & Library, partners and friends, as well as authors that take part in or contribute towards programming. Keep the conversation alive by interacting in the comment section of each post!
- World Space Week
One of the amazing achievements of the Cold War was to accelerate space exploration. In our most recent post, take a look at the history of the Space Race and learn how we are continuing that legacy today.
- Meet the PMML Staff - James Brundage
Meet the PMML Staff! James Brundage is our Museum Curator. Find out how he became interested in military history and what drives his to share unique perspectives on historical events with the items in our collection.
- Life Behind the Wire: Oral Histories of Prisoners of War
The current exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War examines the treatment of prisoners of war during World War II and the Vietnam War as well as their physical and spiritual struggles. Learn about the experiences of Don Casey, Malcolm Esktrand, Carver McGriff, and John Borling in our latest blog.
- The Battle of Lorraine
The Battle of Lorraine was fought by the armies of France and the German Empire in and around the city of Lorraine during WWI. It is included as part of the campaign series known as The Battle of the Frontiers.
- Meet the PMML Staff - Liz Carr
Meet our amazing staff! Liz is the Development Administrative Coordinator and she's likely helped you with program registrations or membership renewal. Learn more about Liz!
- A Brief History of PRIDE
Every year in June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride month, the community, and its achievements. Learn about the beginnings of this movement from the Stonewall Riots to today.
- The 100th Infantry Regiment and 442nd Regimental Combat Team
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In our blog, we honor the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to US Military efforts.
- A Perspective from a Military Child
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, recognized as a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families, especially children. Ashlynne Deason, one of the children involved with Kids Rank, a service-based organization whose mission is to empower military children, shares a little about herself and the inspiring relationship she has with her military father.
- Mrs. Cordelia Harvey
Meet Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, wife of Governor Louis Harvey, who became known as “The Wisconsin Angel” and represented the white middle class face of soldier’s relief efforts in Wisconsin during the Civil War (1861-1865).
- Brothers of Valor, Valor Denied: African American Soldiers in US History
The second in our series of guest blog posts, Dr. Robert F. Jefferson discusses the role of African American soldiers in US History.