T.B. Scott Free Library is honored to host the “Wisconsin Remembers” exhibit as the next Community ArtShare display at the library.
Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum are pleased to sponsor the traveling exhibit that features a photo for each of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The exhibit also includes additional photos for names that are listed on The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville.
Wisconsin Remembers is a tribute to lost life and lost potential.
The photos were collected by volunteers from throughout Wisconsin over the past eight years. Friends and family of those who were killed in Vietnam submitted photos, but so did students, teachers and others who simply wanted to put a face to the names listed on the Wall in Washington, D.C. The images they found will help tell the story of the men and women who are listed on the Wall as part of a new education center the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is building on the National Mall. Wisconsin was just the fifth state in the nation to find a photo for every resident listed on the Wall.
The Wisconsin Remembers Exhibit starts in the lobby and continues in the Carnegie Building on the second floor. T.B. Scott Library’s “Beyond Books: Community ArtShare” series features a new exhibit every two months on an ongoing basis. The series was originally made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. of Wisconsin Rapids.