Three exhibits currently open at The Highground veterans park
The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville is welcoming visitors to visit the three current exhibits at The Highground Museum and donate items for homeless veterans with canine companions. “Vietnam Experience,” an exhibit consisting of hundreds of items from the Vietnam War plus information about the war, is on display until July 5.
“Remembering Our Fallen from Wisconsin,” a memorial dedicated to the Wisconsin men and women who have lost their lives while serving since Sept. 11, 2001, is on display until Aug. 1. “Remembering Our Fallen” is available for loan to facilities that would like to host it.
New on display is an exhibit about military mascots. Tour the “Fur, Feathers, & Fidelity” traveling exhibit on loan from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum along with a collection of many other items and information on the animals that served and supported military personnel. Visitors will enjoy learning about the history of our furred and feathered “comrades in arms” and have fun with some interactive activities including a scavenger hunt. The military mascot exhibit will be on display in the museum lower level until Aug. 1.
In coordination with the military mascot exhibit, The Highground is holding a donation drive to collect dog food, dog treats and new dog toys to distribute to homeless veterans with canine companions. The collection site is located in the museum lower level. The relationship that homeless veterans have with their beloved dogs brings an untold amount of healing and companionship to their lives. This is a chance for you to help ease the burden of caring for their “best friends.”
The Highground Museum, located at W7031 Ridge Rd. west of Neillsville, is open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. All exhibits and activities are accessible and appropriate for all ages. For more information about the museum, including inquiries on booking “Remembering Our Fallen from Wisconsin,” contact Theresa at 715-743-4224 or by email to museum@thehighground. us. Event updates and more are available on The Highground website at thehighground. us.