Wisconsin Veterans Museum Graffiti Removal to Begin
MADISON – Graffiti removal from the exterior of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Madison’s Capitol Square will begin this week. The building at 30 West Mifflin Street owned by Executive Management, Inc., which also houses other private and public offices, was damaged in June.
Executive Management, Inc. has made the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs aware that repair work is expected to commence on Wednesday, August 5, following its evaluation of options of proper methods to clean the sensitive stone and consultation with its insurance company.
None of the exhibits and artifacts inside the museum were damaged. The space is leased on behalf of the WDVA and the museum by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The museum has been closed since March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We take great pride in sharing the legacy of the service and sacrifice of Wisconsin’s military veterans,” said WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar. “Protecting the heart and soul of the museum – the stories of veterans that are held within the walls of the museum and told through the museum’s exhibits and artifacts – has been at the forefront.”
The mission of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is to acknowledge, commemorate, and affirm the role of Wisconsin veterans in the United States of America’s military past by means of instructive exhibits and other educational programs. The museum is financially supported with assistance from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation.