Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat, a traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will be on display at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, throughout June, 2017.
Working Warriors highlights the everyday life of service men and women. About 75% of military work is considered non-combat. These roles rarely make the headlines, but are vital to every military operation. Exploring the non-combat roles of military service personnel, including work as beauticians, military police, dentists, mechanics, and photographers, this exhibit showcases an often overlooked but highly relatable side of military life.
A special gallery opening will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 4 to 6 pm. The gallery opening is free for MCHS Members and the public.
This exhibit is included in paid admission to the museum. All active military families and veterans receive free admission for the duration of the exhibit. The Manitowoc County Historical Society is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
This exhibit is provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and is funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council is honored to provide this exhibit as part of its Working Lives Project. Go to www.wisconsinhumanities.org for more details.
About the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Marching Across the State traveling exhibits program features four unique exhibits that bring the stories and sacrifices of Wisconsin’s veterans to life. The program aims to make the museum’s exhibits available to a broader audience. Universities, nonprofit groups, and other venues can rent the traveling exhibits free or for a low cost through the museum. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information about the program, visit www.wisvetsmuseum.com/exhibitions/traveling_exhibits/ or call (608) 261-0542.