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The Highground Invites the Public to Attend the Grand Opening for We Were There: Korea

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park extends an invitation to the Grand Opening for We Were There: Korea  on September 19, 2020, at 12:30pm in The Highground Museum, following the Korean Stone Placement.

The Highground is honored to announce that Medal of Honor Recipient Einer Ingman’s family will be attending the Grand Opening. His family and medal will be escorted into The Highground at 12pm.

We Were There: Korea is the first exhibit in a four-part series that shares photos, personal notes, news clips and more from Veterans that “were there”. An incredible 79 Veterans and their families submitted items for this exhibit.

Every service member who has been separated from their family and friends and placed in harm’s way on a battlefield also had a life back home. We have all stated or thought, “I don’t know how they handled it.” By sharing these moments, we hope to show viewers how they made it through some of the hardest times of their lives.

Sections of the exhibit will also enlighten us on the things our Veterans learned and the unbreakable bonds of brother and sisterhood that were formed.

This is a must-see exhibit for everyone. The history and personal stories featured in this exhibit will offer an unforgettable visit and wonderful learning experience for Veterans, families, history buffs and school-age children alike.

The exhibit will be on display until November 29th. After this date, We Were There: Korea will be available for loan to other venues interested in hosting it.

We Were There: Korea is made possible in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and other generous donors.

The Highground Museum, located at W7031 Ridge Road in Neillsville Wisconsin, is open daily from 10am–5pm. All exhibits and activities are accessible and appropriate for all ages.

For more information about the grand opening and exhibit, including inquiries on booking We Were There: Korea, contact June Abrahamson at 715-743-4224 or by email to WeWereThere@thehighground.us. Additional information about the event itself can be found on the Grand Opening event page.


Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.