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VETERANS: Please consider sharing your story with the WI Veterans Museum at Milwaukee Irish Fest

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Oral History Interviews - by Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Veterans - Share your story with us at Irish Fest, for Historical Preservation

Milwaukee Irish Fest is partnering with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to conduct oral history interviews during the festival. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will conduct interviews with veterans Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival, in a private, quiet space on the grounds. 

If you plan to attend Irish Fest and are a veteran and/or know someone who is, please consider reaching out to us to schedule a time to be interviewed. Interviews are by scheduled appointment only. Contact Oral Historian Luke Sprague with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum at (608) 261-0537 or at

The goal is to record veteran experiences and preserve history. All interviews will be made available on the Wisconsin Veterans Museum website through a digital collection. We thank you for your service and hope to hear from you! 

Festival Admission

Active Military receive free admission each day of the festival, plus one guest. Show your valid service ID at any gate ticket window to receive your complimentary admission ticket. 

Veterans receive free admission on Sunday, August 21, plus one guest. Show your valid service ID at any gate ticket window to receive your complimentary admission ticket.

We thank you for your service!

About the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program contains the personal stories and military experiences of Wisconsin-connected veterans of the Spanish-American War to the present day.  There are currently over 2,212 interviews in the collection. These interviews complement and extend the archival, library, and artifact collections of the museum.



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