February 4
Arthur Szyk: The Art of Illumination, Opening Reception
USO Historical Artifact Display
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

February 11
An Evening with USO Wisconsin: Recognition Night for Sponsors & Volunteers
USO Historical Artifact Display
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
Milwaukee, WI

April 30 - May 1
Kennekuk WWII Remembrance Days
Living History Event and Historical Display
Kennekuk Cove County Park
Danville, IL

May 20 - 22
Ozaukee County Historical Society WWII Days
Living History Event and Historical Display
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village
Saukville, WI

July 25 - 31
EAA AirVenture
Warbirds Living History Group Encampment

Living History Event and Historical Display
EAA, Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI

September 23 - 25
Living History Event and Historical Display
Midway Village & Museum
Rockford, IL

October 22
2016 USO Wisconsin Gala, Heroes of Wisconsin
USO Historical Artifact Display
Italian Community Center, Pompeii Grand Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI

December 10
Home For The Holidays
A WWII style, holiday dance to benefit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

USO Historical Artifact Display
The University Club
Madison, WI


We are a group of women and men dedicated to preserving the history of the United Service Organizations (USO) during the World War Two time period. Our mission is not only that of preservation, but also one of education. Our goal is to represent the experiences of the women and men of the World War Two era USO through participation in living history displays, re-enactments, parades, and ceremonies. Our purpose is to keep the memories of the World War Two generation alive by representing the stateside aspects of the dynamic service organization known as the USO. These include National Operations and Community Conducted Operations, exclusive of Camp Shows Inc., within the 48 conterminous states of the United States and the District of Columbia.

Our members portray a wide range of folk, just like the real people of the World War Two USO. However, we are mainly concerned with the portrayal of the average Jane and average Joe; those unsung volunteer heroes of the USO, whose combined efforts were nothing short of herculean and their impact monumentally important to the nation's war effort. We neither portray pin-up girls nor Hollywood stars. We are not a performance group; our focus is history, research, and education. Our group is based in the Midwest, USA; specifically, Milwaukee, WI with members in the greater Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI areas. We are affiliated with the World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society Inc. (HRS), Warbirds Living History Group, and USO Wisconsin.

We aim to honor not only those that volunteered countless hours to the USO during the Second World War, but also to honor the many servicemen and women who served their country in its greatest time of need and who may have found comfort, entertainment, and a "Home Away From Home" through the efforts of the USO. The sacrifices made by all Americans during the war, from the front lines to the home front, must not be forgotten by future generations. We hope that through our efforts in education and preservation those invaluable memories and stories will be remembered for generations to come.




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