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The first blog of 2024: The Battle of New Orleans. In summer of 1814, the British selected New Orleans as a strategic ob...
01/09/2024

The first blog of 2024: The Battle of New Orleans. In summer of 1814, the British selected New Orleans as a strategic objective in this fight against the United States. Learn more about this historic fight: https://bit.ly/3tRlqas

First Education Webinar of the New Year: War of 1812 - Foreshadowing of the Civil War. Approximately 30 years after the ...
01/03/2024

First Education Webinar of the New Year: War of 1812 - Foreshadowing of the Civil War. Approximately 30 years after the United States won the War for Independence, she found herself embroiled in another war with Great Britain. Join us and guest speaker Christopher Lese from Marquette University High School as we discuss how this lesser-known war laid the groundwork for events that would challenge and change the course of a nation. https://bit.ly/4az4gii

Cheers to a new year!
01/01/2024

Cheers to a new year!

Lest We Forget: Commemorating World War I. The effects of World War I were seared into the lives and memories of the gen...
12/26/2023

Lest We Forget: Commemorating World War I. The effects of World War I were seared into the lives and memories of the generation that lived it. We remember the nation's great sacrifice and how the Great War inaugurated the American century and made our modern world. Explore more sites and sources for information on the war and its legacy through this interactive map. https://bit.ly/4asufIq

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax, and enjoy a reading of John McCutcheon’s picture book "Christmas in the Trenches," a...
12/24/2023

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax, and enjoy a reading of John McCutcheon’s picture book "Christmas in the Trenches," a moving book about peace, understanding, and unity based on the real-life World War I event known as the Christmas Truce. https://bit.ly/41B3cqq

In "This Week in Military History," we explore the service of the World War II United States Marines known as Navajo Cod...
12/21/2023

In "This Week in Military History," we explore the service of the World War II United States Marines known as Navajo Code Talkers who were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on December 21, 2000. https://bit.ly/41scFjG

Museum & Library Members - Check out our collection of e-books on the topic to learn more: https://bit.ly/47DYOZd

On this day in 1989, The United States invades Panama attempting to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had ...
12/20/2023

On this day in 1989, The United States invades Panama attempting to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the United States on drug trafficking charges. For more on this event, see the following items in the PMML collection: https://bit.ly/3RtdsMK

On this day in 1777, the first national Thanksgiving Day was held in the United States, declared by Congress after the A...
12/18/2023

On this day in 1777, the first national Thanksgiving Day was held in the United States, declared by Congress after the American victory over the British at the Battle of Saratoga. For more on the Battle of Saratoga, see the following items in the PMML collection: https://bit.ly/3RP5TBr

On this day in 1903, the Wright Brothers attempt their first flight. Advances in aviation in the early 20th century woul...
12/14/2023

On this day in 1903, the Wright Brothers attempt their first flight. Advances in aviation in the early 20th century would come to play an incredibly important role in World War I and even more so during World War II. For more on the Wright Brothers and early military aviation, see the following titles in the PMML collection: https://bit.ly/3tnvUy4

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located in the historic Monroe Building. Like any piece of history, it has a s...
12/12/2023

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located in the historic Monroe Building. Like any piece of history, it has a story to tell. Designed by Martin Roche of Holabird and Roche, this 1912 Romanesque-inspired 16-story steel frame building is clad in a combination of terracotta and granite. The interior’s vaulted lobby is graced by one of the largest commercial installations of Rookwood tile in the country. Come see this historic gem in person and continue your day trip by visiting the Museum & Library's new exhibit, The War of 1812: Countering Peril on the High Seas and at Home. Plan your visit here: https://bit.ly/3Rkdsyn

From award winning history card games to the Retro Series 1967 Edition Battleship Game, there is so much to choose from ...
12/11/2023

From award winning history card games to the Retro Series 1967 Edition Battleship Game, there is so much to choose from for your holiday shopping list. For December only, all toys 23% off in the PMML Online Store or while visiting the Museum & Library. https://bit.ly/3NnOg8S

Museum & Library Members: Coming Soon…Frontline Magazine Fall/Winter Edition
12/08/2023

Museum & Library Members: Coming Soon…Frontline Magazine Fall/Winter Edition

On this day in 1941, the US naval base at Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese drawing the United States into World ...
12/07/2023

On this day in 1941, the US naval base at Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese drawing the United States into World War II. For more on Pearl Harbor, see the following titles in the PMML collection: https://bit.ly/4a3qBV9

For soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, Lee’s surrender at Appomattox was just the introduction of a new phase of w...
12/05/2023

For soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, Lee’s surrender at Appomattox was just the introduction of a new phase of warfare – a battle for culture, citizenship, and for some, the Lost Cause. Join the Museum & Library on December 7th for a discussion with Stephen A. Goldman M.D., author of "One More War to Fight: Union Veterans' Battle for Equality through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Lost Cause," and Dr. Caroline E. Janney, author of "Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox." https://bit.ly/3uF0Ji2

Pritzker Military Presents: Elizabeth Cobbs - The Hello Girls. Airing on WTTW-PRIME PBS on Saturday, December 9th at 9:0...
12/05/2023

Pritzker Military Presents: Elizabeth Cobbs - The Hello Girls. Airing on WTTW-PRIME PBS on Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 am CST.

Museum & Library members can view it here: https://bit.ly/3t2pRiu

Happy Holidays from the Museum & Library
12/04/2023

Happy Holidays from the Museum & Library

The winter of 1777 was harsh for General Washington's ill-equipped troops at Valley Forge. Read about the women who were...
12/01/2023

The winter of 1777 was harsh for General Washington's ill-equipped troops at Valley Forge. Read about the women who were stationed alongside the soldiers and helped contribute to the war effort in our December Blog: https://bit.ly/49UdxBv

Today is the last day to send holiday cards for our troops - stop by the Museum & Library and write a card to show your ...
11/30/2023

Today is the last day to send holiday cards for our troops - stop by the Museum & Library and write a card to show your appreciation for those stationed overseas this holiday season.

https://bit.ly/3Qe4p1h

Weather & Landscapes in The War of 1812: Shifting weather patterns and favorable landscapes can determine the outcome of...
11/30/2023

Weather & Landscapes in The War of 1812: Shifting weather patterns and favorable landscapes can determine the outcome of a battle before it even starts. Read more about the weather and landscapes of the War of 1812 and see how military actions were dictated by weather events. https://bit.ly/3GjlgLQ

Only 1 day left to send holiday cards to our troops. In partnership with United Soldiers and Sailors of America, the PMM...
11/29/2023

Only 1 day left to send holiday cards to our troops. In partnership with United Soldiers and Sailors of America, the PMML invites you to visit the museum and write a holiday card to send to a deployed service member this holiday season. https://bit.ly/3Qe4p1h

Looking for a holiday gift for your little historian? Today only, all toys are 23% off. Browse the Museum & Library Onli...
11/27/2023

Looking for a holiday gift for your little historian? Today only, all toys are 23% off. Browse the Museum & Library Online Gift Shop for the perfect gift this holiday season. Don't forget to grab something for yourself! https://bit.ly/47FEw1P

Did you know the Museum & Library has wealth of eBooks waiting for you to explore? https://bit.ly/47DYOZd
11/24/2023

Did you know the Museum & Library has wealth of eBooks waiting for you to explore? https://bit.ly/47DYOZd

This week in military history, we explore the service, contributions, and legacy of the “Montford Point Marines” of Worl...
11/23/2023

This week in military history, we explore the service, contributions, and legacy of the “Montford Point Marines” of World War II – the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps, awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on November 23, 2011. https://bit.ly/46vMRE2

From all of us at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, we wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! The Museum &...
11/23/2023

From all of us at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, we wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! The Museum & Library will be closed today, November 23rd and November 24th for the holiday but will reopen November 25th.

Did you miss a blog in 2023? The Museum & Library is proud to continue guiding the general public through their explorat...
11/21/2023

Did you miss a blog in 2023? 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. Don't miss out - bookmark this page for upcoming 2024 blogs: https://bit.ly/PMMLBlog

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at a part of the battlefield in Pennsylvania that ...
11/19/2023

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at a part of the battlefield in Pennsylvania that became a cemetery for the soldiers who lost their lives there on July 1-3, 1863.
For more on President Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg, see the following titles in the PMML collection: https://bit.ly/46jt6j3

Santa is coming to the Museum & Library December 9th.As he gets set to visit the Museum and Library, Santa is getting hi...
11/18/2023

Santa is coming to the Museum & Library December 9th.

As he gets set to visit the Museum and Library, Santa is getting his reindeer ready and polishing the sleigh. Come enjoy a delightful hot chocolate with Santa at this unique story time event. Families can take a picture with Santa to preserve the memories of the day after the reading. Register today before it fills up! https://bit.ly/3QxQcfO

During the War of 1812, women were integral in non-combat roles. From tending to the wounded to sewing American flags, t...
11/16/2023

During the War of 1812, women were integral in non-combat roles. From tending to the wounded to sewing American flags, the bravery of women in the War of 1812 was on full display. Learn more about their contributions: https://bit.ly/46diySt

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