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National Trust report shows Milwaukee VA Medical Center stands apart from its peers

As you may know, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is the custodian for many historic resources across the nation, including those at the Milwaukee Soldiers Home. This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released a report, Honoring Our Veterans: … Continue reading

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Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building

Construction crews begin work to save one of America’s most endangered historic places Milwaukee (September 20, 2012)  – The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance announced today that the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center has … Continue reading

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Fencing on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home Grounds

If you’ve seen fencing going up around some of the buildings on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home Grounds, don’t be alarmed… These aren’t preparations for demolition or any other scary things that could happen to the buildings.  At a recent meeting at the … Continue reading

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Calling all Photographers! National Historic Landmarks Annual Photo Competition

The National Historic Landmarks program has announced its annual photo competition! The subject of the photograph must be a National Historic Landmark. The Milwaukee VA National Soldiers Home Historic District received this honor in 2011, making it a perfect landmark … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Historical Society features District in Spring Newsletter

Click here to view the entire March/April edition of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Newsletter.    

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Milwaukee VA Commits to Stabilizing Old Main, Ward Theater

In September, a Programmatic Agreement (PA) was signed between the Milwaukee VA, who owns the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, and a number of consulting parties including the National Park Service and the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office. As part of the … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Women descended from Civil War Union soldiers form area chapter

By Meg Jones of the Journal Sentinel Aaron Stockholm was lucky. Thousands of men in blue and gray were wounded and killed on the hellish battlefields in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, but Aaron Stockholm was not one of them. Somehow the … Continue reading

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