May 01 2021 - Sep 28 2021


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

“League of Wives” Vietnam POW Exhibit

The “League of Wives” Vietnam POW Exhibit (featured as the main exhibit through July 15) is on display at The Highground Museum May 1-Sept 28, 2021.

The “League of Wives” exhibit, on loan from the Robert J. Dole Institute – University of Kansas, is an amazing study of how the wives of American POWs in the Vietnam War banded together to bring their husbands home, defying the U.S. government and cultural norms along the way; coalescing the nation behind them in their mission. The exhibit includes many original items from the women’s lives and their courageous story. It was curated by Heath Hardage Lee, the author of The League of Wives – the Untold Story of the Women who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home.

We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Robert Dole Institute for loaning us this incredible exhibit and the Lunda Charitable Fund for supporting the “League of Wives” and the POW/MIA exhibits.

Thank you to the families and friends who support this exhibit by sharing their memories of loved ones who are still among the Wisconsin MIAs from the Vietnam War: Bill Hentz, Mike Riskowski, the Family of Paul Gee, the family of  Paul Derby, the family of David Leet and the family of Albert Trudeau.

We are also thankful for our wonderful, hard-working exhibit volunteers — Barb Shain, Walt Wesenberg, Bonnie Henchen and Bill Lobeck.

The Highground Museum is open daily from 10am–5pm. The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456.
For more information, contact Theresa at 715-743-4224 or by email to museum@thehighground.us.

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