Vietnam Experience Grand Opening Well-Attended

The Highground hosted a Grand Opening of its current exhibit, “The Vietnam Experience”, on Saturday, February 1. The Museum was filled with guests eager to see all the Vietnam War memorabilia from Historic Military Impressions and a selection of The Highground’s “My War” photo exhibit comprised of Vietnam veterans’ personal photos from the war.

Carl Bogar Jr, owner of Historic Military Impressions, accompanied by his son, Elijah, welcomed guests to the opening and gave a short presentation on his background, military service, and how he was inspired to create and share his ever-growing collections.

Pastor Doug Bjerke of Neillsville said a prayer, blessing the exhibit; that it and The Highground would continue to provide a place of comfort, education and healing for all who visit.

Vietnam veterans who gathered shared their stories, pointed out items in the collection, and used them to expand on their stories for those in the crowd who were not Vietnam veterans.


The “Vietnam Experience” exhibit will be at The Highground Museum daily from 10am-4pm through April 29. Note: The Highground Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12.

For more information about The Highground exhibits, contact Theresa at 715-743-4224 or send an email to museum@thehighground.us

About Carl Bogar Jr: Carl began collecting military artifact in 1975, when his Grandfather a World War Two Army veteran gave him a German Helmet. Today the collection that he uses to do military exhibits like this one has grown to almost 40,000 items.