The History Center of Washington County has a traveling exhibit on display October 7 about military mascots and the difference they made to the troops.
This photo of John Emmons shows how he used a steel helmet for a pillow as he curled up in the warzone with his canine companion. This photo was taken during the 82-day Battle of Okinawa.
See the exhibit during regular Old Courthouse Museum Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The traveling exhibit is courtesy the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Free with regular admission.
Special thanks to: Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Wisconsin Humanities Council.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
This traveling photo exhibit features photos and information about the military mascots that are a large source of pride and morale for our troops.
According to WPR, “This exhibit highlights heartwarming photos and text in a pop-up banner format. The exhibit is funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
By viewing the display, the entire family will learn more about Wisconsin military history, the sacrifices of the soldiers, and the contributions of a variety of military mascots.
Come see one of Wisconsin’s most famous mascot, “Old Abe” the war eagle that led the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment into battle during the Civil War.
Exhibit provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.