Saluting the sacrifice of service members.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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 News & Developments

COVID-19 Impact

Health and safety for everyone is our highest priority. We had planned to host a groundbreaking event in the spring for the Village of Somers community to come together and celebrate the upcoming project, but as COVID-19 (the novel Coronavirus) continues to impact our communities, we are putting our groundbreaking celebration on hold for now. 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 and will keep you updated regarding an event date. Please contact us with any questions or concerns using the form below or email us directly at

Next Steps

Waiting to receive permits from the city to begin construction. Infrastructure construction is tentatively expected to begin October 2020.

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

About Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Established under the direction of Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), the mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.

In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations. Since opening in 2003 in Chicago, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 500 events featuring the country’s most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists, and scholars.

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Members and donors provide the critical support needed to bring citizens and soldiers together and advance the understanding of military history and affairs. Learn more about the Museum & Library and how contributions and memberships support its mission at the links below.