Friday, April 22, 2011

Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Britain’s Military Miniature Company Team Up to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War


(MADISON) – On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and W. Britain Military Miniature Company will host an event that includes the unveiling of the first in a series of Civil War figures based on Flags and artifacts held at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

The two organizations are teaming up to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by launching a series of miniatures based on the Veterans Museum’s extensive Civil War battle flag collection. Some of the sales proceeds from the production of the limited line of Wisconsin figures will go toward flag preservation at the Museum. The Museum has one of the largest and most extensive Civil War flag collections in the country, containing over 200 battle flags, including examples from the famed Iron Brigade.

Saturday, May 7th, the American Civil War Day event is full of exciting activities at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the Capitol Square.

The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Attendees will receive a lesson in sculpting and displaying of miniatures from W. Britain Master Sculptor Ken Osen. Guests may visit the Museum’s galleries and receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s extensive collection.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register atwww.wvmfoundation.com/special-events.php.

For more information on this event, contact Jennifer Carlson at (608) 264-6086 or Jennifer.carlson@dva.state.wi.us. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol in Madison. For more information go to www.wisvetsmuseum.com.

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