Military Libraries Division - Open Community

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Virtual Tour

  • 1.  Pritzker Military Museum & Library Virtual Tour

    Posted 03-07-2021 23:14
    The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) invites you to attend a virtual tour of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

    Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
    Time: 5:30pm Central Time
    Where: Via Online Link (Link will be sent to all registered participants)
    Price: $5 by credit card online ONLY
    (Pritzker Military Museum admission fee)

    The Allied Race to Victory documents the progression of World War II from June 1944 through September 1945, as Allied Forces ramped up offensive operations in the Pacific against Japanese forces.

    Exploring actions from air, land and sea by the United States Army, Army Air Forces, Marine Corps and Navy, the exhibit highlights the battles and major events that led to the formal surrender by the Japanese on September 2, 1945. Special focus is paid to the American campaign to capture the Mariana Islands, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, along with the push to retake the Philippines. Culminating with the Allied bombing campaign against Japan, the exhibit highlights materials pulled from the collections of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. The Allied Race To Victory provides a glimpse into America's citizen soldiers and their contribution to the Pacific Theater and eventual defeat of the Japanese forces. Incorporating the stories of individuals and their personal sacrifices creates a richer narrative through which we can understand America's contributions to the Second World War as a whole, and the role the United States played in bringing the war to an end.

    The museum is open to the public and features an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Founded in 2003, the Center provides a place for citizens and soldiers to come together to learn about military history and the military's role in our democracy. The Museum & Library is a non-partisan, non-government information center supported by its members and sponsors.

    Registration can be found at this link

    CALL no show and no walk-in policy can be found here CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

    Registration will close at 12:00 Noon Central Time on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    Eugene Giudice
    Research Services Training Specialist
    (312) 876-7384

  • 2.  RE: Pritzker Military Museum & Library Virtual Tour

    Posted 03-08-2021 00:23
    Eugene,   Thank you for alerting the ML to this event.  I definitely recommend participating in this virtual tour.  When SLA Annual Conference was in Chicago in 2012, the Military Libraries Community (then Division) toured the Pritzker Museum and Library with a special luncheon included.  The professional staff were welcoming and we were impressed by the Rare Books area. The Military Libraries Community continued their association with the Pritzker through a special presentation about this private military by the library director at the Military Libraries Training Workshop in 2017. Unique and interesting.  I'm signing up for this event!
         Sharon Lenius

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')