Have you seen us lately? The New Berlin Public Library's Heritage Center (formerly the Veterans/History/Research Room) is located in the northeast section of the library across from the Friends Emporium/Gift Shop. It contains numerous military artifacts and memorabilia from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The purpose of the New Berlin Heritage Center is to educate children, adults, and seniors; to connect with the New Berlin community's rich heritage; and to become an invaluable public resource for historical scholarship and the discovery of our shared history.
Stop in during your next visit to the library and the veteran volunteers who oversee the room will be more than happy to answer any questions and discuss the various artifacts! The room is staffed by volunteers from the New Berlin Veterans Memorial Society, Inc.
A recent addition to the New Berlin Heritage Center is now on display. It is the memoir of WWII paratrooper Lieutenant Herb Eggie entitled Close Calls and Unforgettables. Herb was a long time active citizen of New Berlin. Copies are available for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Next time you are at the library, plan on visiting the New Berlin Heritage Room to view or purchase this engaging new addition to the room.
On January 25th, 2012, the Men's History Book Club of Butler paid us a visit to view the artifacts and facility.
A member of the Club points out an area of interest on one of the artifacts to other members.
In celebration of Veteran's Day a World War II vetaran, Lee Amborn, gives a presentation of his experiences in the war.
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