Explore the New Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center

Preserving history, furthering education, and fostering community are the driving principles of the Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center (PAMPC). The PAMPC was created as a necessity for more space to house the archival collections of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. It has since bloomed into a project that will extend the mission of the Museum & Library by sharing the stories of those who served and provide a space where both the armed forces and civilians can together understand the past, present and future of the citizen soldier.

Project Updates

Update as of Nov. 19, 2021

  • Ground floor overhead electrical roughins were completed
  • Site roof trellis install began
  • Curtain wall install at canopies and south wall continued with layout and patch fittings
  • Continued south core framing
  • Insulation of lower-level soffit ductwork continued
  • Framing of lower-level soffit continued

Cold War Veterans Memorial

In April 2021 we launched an international design competition for our new Cold War Veterans Memorial. After reviewing multiple inspiring design submissions, we have narrowed it down to four talented finalists.  From now until February 2022 we will be working with the four finalists. The official announcement of the chosen design will be made in March 2022.

COVID-19 Impact

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 info@pritzkerarchivespark.com.

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Feet of Green Space
Acres of Anticipated Tax Exemption
+ 80
Square Foot Gallery Center

About Pritzker Military Museum & Library

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.