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Uncover the fascinating story of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home.
Many people drive past the home of the Milwaukee Brewers and notice what looks like a haunted mansion in the distance but have no idea what it is. It happens to be a huge part of American history, a National Historic Landmark with origins that trace back to President Abraham Lincoln’s last legislative act.
"A Hallowed Home For Heroes."
The Milwaukee Soldiers Home
This hour-long documentary, aired in November 2023, tells the story of this iconic institution, from the women founders of the late 1800s to the homeless veterans who now live on campus in Old Main — the gothic tower seen from the freeway.
The film also follows the Tubesing family as they revisit the grounds they grew up on in 1950s and '60s when their father became one of the Home’s chaplains. Civil War experts, preservationists who led the recent restoration effort, veterans of various generations and historian John Gurda share insight on why Milwaukee Soldiers Home is so much more than a bunch of beautiful old buildings.
Trailer | A Hallowed Home For Heroes
A Hallowed Home for Heroes | The Tubesing Family
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The Women Founders: Milwaukee Soldiers Home, is a six part mini-documentary which tells the story of and an overlooked group of young women who were clearly feminists before their time.
Inside Ward Memorial Hall
I Remember | Milwaukee's Soldiers Home
[Original Airdate: April 8, 2013]
Host Jim Peck interviews author Patricia A. Lynch who shares her personal stories and knowledge surrounding the history of Milwaukee's Soldiers Home.
[Original Airdate: November 7, 2022]
MATC Student Productions: a visit to the Milwaukee Soldier's Home featuring stories from revered Veterans.