Exploring PTSD Exhibit Open House

The community is invited to attend an Open House for the “Exploring PTSD – Healing Through Art” Exhibit on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 1-3 p.m.


1pm – Guest Speaker Michael Orban, Author of “Souled Out: Conquering Combat PTSD”

1:30pm – Guest Speaker Linda Brey, mother of Sgt. Donald Marine who was lost to Veteran suicide

Presentations by: Trinity Equestrian;  The Vet Center; The Heartbeat Center for Writing, Literacy and the Arts

Veteran Artists onsite:  Drew Cameron (Combat Paper); Ashley Spangberg (Patriot Beads & Brass); Phil Schladweiler (The Shrapnel Project);  Jay Youngdahl (The Complicated Life of a Veteran)

… Experiences & Creative Outreach by Veterans Seeking Peace &  Understanding for Themselves While Using Their Art to Connect & Encourage Other Veterans & Their Loved Ones

Artists featured in the “Exploring PTSD” Exhibit:

—Shawn Ganther
—Drew Cameron / Combat Paper
Ashley Spangberg / Patriot Beads & Brass 
Jesse Albrecht
Ehren Tool                               
David Giffey
Roger Spark
—“War is Trauma” Artists including Aaron Hughes
Sigrid Mabel
Jay Youngdahl
Phil Schladweiler
Phil Cler
James Hackbarth
Photo display by the family of Sgt. Donald Marine
“Diary on Wood” exhibit by an anonymous family of an Iraq / Afghanistan Veteran lost to Veteran suicide

Special thanks to Skip & Debbie Klabon for sponsoring the exhibit and to Shawn Ganther for helping to coordinate it.

The Highground is seeking additional sponsors (individual & business) to help continue and expand exhibits, Veterans programs and retreats to help veterans and families with their journey through PTSD. To become a sponsor, please contact Theresa at 715-743-4224 or by email to museum@thehighground.us. The Highground Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456


Aug 28 2021


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Highground
W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville, WI 54456


Theresa Hebert

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