The Museum & Library is proud to continue guiding the general public through their exploration of military history, military affairs, and national security in greater detail thanks to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library blog. Here, the Museum & Library posts longer form content covering a wide array of events, topics, people, and moments in history. Blog posts are written by staff members of the Museum & Library, partners and friends, as well as authors that take part in or contribute towards programming. Keep the conversation alive by interacting in the comment section of each post!
- Rare Book: Baron von Steuben's "Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, Part I"
How Baron von Steuben's Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, Part I, formalized U.S. Army training and was in use from 1779 to the War of 1812.
- This Week in Military History: The Christmas Truce
In this week in military history, we explore the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 when the sounds of war faded across the Western Front, albeit briefly, and a moment of goodwill was shared during World War I.
- Happy 245th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!
Happy 245th birthday to the United States Marine Corps! The Pritzker Military Museum & Library takes pride in collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of the Marines who have served our nation since its colonial beginning.
- Celebrating the Museum & Library At the 2020 Liberty Gala
The Museum & Library's 2020 virtual Liberty Gala took place on Oct 21, 2020 where Senator Bob Dole received the inaugural Citizen Soldier Award.
- The Bridge on the River Kwai: Understanding the Burma-Thailand Railway POW Experience
Dr. Havers examines the experience of prisoners of the Japanese during WWII as portrayed in the movie The Bridge On the River Kwai.