Pritzker Military Archives Center

Designed by JAHN, an award-winning, internationally recognized architectural firm, this space is a state-of-the-art research center located in Kenosha, WI, to further the mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library through restoration, preservation, and storage of its collection. It features a Gallery Center that is approximately 9,400 square feet for public viewing, offering the local community the opportunity to immerse themselves in history.

This new, Wisconsin-based archive is necessary due to the overwhelming support of donors and families eager to protect their family’s legacy and stories. Along with the archival space, workspace for the Pritzker Military Museum & Library staff is included for continued curation of the military collection for future exhibits. It also serves as an academic center for researchers and will be taking appointments upon request. If you are a researcher and would like to book an appointment, please email


From Vision to Reality


See Our Journey

A recap of our virtual groundbreaking and construction journey

A huge thanks to all our new neighbors in Somers, especially those that partook in our virtual groundbreaking in 2020. If you missed the groundbreaking, please check out the video above. The Pritzker Military Archives Center (PMAC) is delighted to be welcomed as part of the Village of Somers. We encourage the community to celebrate with us as we open our doors to the public and researchers.



PMAC Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10475 12th Street 
Kenosha, WI 53144




Getting to the PMAC

The location is between two major cities and airports, making it very accessible for visitors and researchers. The location is accessible to active military members and near the Great Lakes Naval base. It is also a good location for the presence of military members and veterans in and around the Kenosha region. Click here for directions.



See the Collection

The museum collection consists of just over 40,000 items and over 65,000 book titles.


Current Event


The exhibit highlights the active role that Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin took in documenting and satirizing foreign and domestic military and political affairs throughout his career. As a nationally syndicated political cartoonist for more than fifty years, Mauldin covered everything from the civil rights movement to sports, but he is perhaps best known for his work covering military topics, beginning with his characters Willie and Joe during WWII.