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Update as of July 29, 2022
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved for the Village of Somers to divert an annual average of 1.2 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River Basin. The DNR’s diversion approval allows the Village of Somers to extend public water service into the Mississippi River Basin for residential, commercial and industrial use, plus public authority purposes in the diversion area.
In April 2021, we launched an international design competition for our new Cold War Veterans Memorial. We received multiple inspiring design submissions and narrowed it down to four talented finalists. After close consideration, a final selected design was chosen, Oyler Wu Collaborative’s Orbits.
Health and safety for everyone is our highest priority. Please know we are fully committed to continuing to move this project forward. From the beginning, a main pillar has been to develop a project that fosters community. During these challenging social and economic times, we feel this is more important than ever.
As we get through this difficult time, we look forward to celebrating the future with each and every one of you. Stay up-to-date and follow along on the journey by checking our Construction Updates page regularly and signing up for our email newsletter. Contact us with any questions or concerns by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of our military – past, present, and future – with a specific focus on their stories, sacrifices, and values. These citizen-soldiers continue to apply the lessons of service to better civilian life, preserve democracy and safeguard our nation. We believe that military history is human history and defines our collective experience.
A non-governmental, non-partisan organization, the Museum & Library features diverse collections, scholarly initiatives, and public programs from its flagship center in downtown Chicago to its world-class research center and park currently under construction in Somers, Wisconsin. With national and global reach, these spaces and events aim to share the stories of those who served, helping citizens everywhere to appreciate the relationship between the armed forces and the civilians whose freedoms they protect.