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Portage WWII History Museum
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119 W. Cook St.
Portage, WI 53901

Curator: Bret  & Bonnie Esse
Open Thursday - Saturday
10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

    The Portage WWII History Museum is a privately owned collection of artifacts from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. The curators Bret and Bonnie Esse give a two and a half hour tour explaining various items in the collection. One item in particular is the original transcript of the Nurnberg trails.  
    There is a holocaust room with very graphic photos to remind us of just how bad things were in Germany during Hitler’s reign.
    They allow people to hold and touch some items, which give you a feeling of the reality of it all.  
    Many veterans of our military are in awe of the comprehensive collection. Some remember using some of the items themselves. They reveal many secrets about the war. You will learn that the war was as much physcological as it was guns and bullets.
    Also there are things about the support from the home front, ie. Rosie the riveter.
    I highly recommend this tour to every American and every foreigner who is close to the Portage area.  After taking the tour you will have a whole new appreciation for the American military and what they have done to keep America safe and free.