GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the U.S. Naval Museum’s decision to extend its loan
of the USS Wisconsin figurehead to the Wisconsin State Capitol for two years. The extension comes after the U.S. Naval Museum planned to move the statue to Norfolk, VA, where it would be displayed alongside the USS Wisconsin.
The statue, which has been continuously displayed outside the Governor’s office since 1989, is a popular stop on tours of Wisconsin’s Capitol and a symbol of the state’s proud naval and maritime history. Following reports
that Wisconsin may permanently lose the statue, Rep. Gallagher worked with the director of the Naval Museum, Claude Berube, to help keep the figurehead in the Wisconsin State Capitol.