Main Website Navigation

Upcoming Programs, see calendar for more details: March 24, 6:30pm, Permanent Cold War Exhibit Opening, New Berlin Library Veterans Room; May 2011, Cold War Flashpoints Program; May 21, 2011, Fundraiser Cookout, Pick n Save Waukesha West Sunset; Fund raising Support for Waukesha Veterans Building

Werner Juretzko at right, with Eileen Murphy, Elmhurst Historical Museum, and Dr. Michael Scheibach

The Cold War Museum hosts a Cuban Missile Crisis 50th anniversary commemoration on October 27 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, U-2 pilot Buddy Brown and RF-8A Crusader pilot Lt. Commander Tad Riley, who overflew Cuban SA-2 missile sites during the crisis, will discuss their mission objectives and recollections. Photographic interpreter Dino Brugioni, author of “Eyeball to Eyeball”, who briefed President Kennedy on the photos taken over Cuba, will provide a dramatic first hand account of the behind the scene activities of the Kennedy administration during those tense thirteen days in October 1962.

Rotary International chapter in Des Plaines continues to support educational initiatives of the Cold War Museum. We appreciate the support that the Rotary chapter gives to the Cold War Musem

The Midwest Chapter was present at the EAA AirVenture annual fly-in from July 23-29. Werner Juretzko (Cold War espionage), Chris Sturdevant (Wisconsin's Cold War history), and Dave Roebke (NORAD) once again spoke to standing room only crowds throughout the week. Its never too early to plan for EAA 2013, please contact Chris at

Exhibit viewing is now open the New Berlin Public Library onsite in their Veteran's history room. Current exhibits include a Civil Defense display and Cold War Origins Timeline from 1917- 1940. The Cold War Berlin exhibits ongoing

The Midwest Chapter has secured office and meeting space in Chicago, IL with the German American National Congress, known as DANK. It is the largest organization of Americans of German descent. Stop in when visiting Chicago