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Local veterans and the stories of their meaningful tattoos

photographer taking a picture of a veteran's tattoos

Warrior Ink Photographic Exhibit

Join us after-hours at your Library for opening night of Warrior Ink, an incredible photographic exhibit featuring local veterans and the stories behind their meaningful tattoos on Friday, April 8, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided by the Menomonee Falls Library Friends as you peruse the exhibit.

Please register to attend this event. You may also call the Library at 262-532-8920 to reserve your spot.

Can’t make it for opening night? The Exhibit will be available for viewing through May.

Veterans Resource Fair

As part of Warrior Ink’s opening night, we are also hosting a Veterans Resource Fair. Meet with representatives from the following organizations to learn more about the resources and support they provide veterans and their families:

Win Prizes

Are you a veteran? If you attend this event, you will be eligible to win one of many prize baskets of awesome goodies from veteran-owned businesses throughout the country.

About the Exhibit

Menomonee Falls Public Library Board Trustee Jessica Cole is passionate about supporting veterans and military members in our community. When the opportunity arose to apply for the Veterans and Libraries National Forum grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered through Texas A&M University, the Library jumped at the opportunity.

The purpose of the Warrior Ink exhibit is twofold: it serves as a permanent way to honor local veterans and their unique stories of bravery and service and it allows for the Library to establish itself in the community as a resource hub for veterans and their families.

Jessica and the Library sought out local veterans to participate in the exhibit. Photography took place at the Library over two days by Nancy Greifenhagen of Nancy G. Photography. Jessica interviewed the participants while they were being photographed to learn more about the stories behind their ink. Nancy then turned their stories and photographs into the Warrior Ink photographic exhibit. The exhibit is designed to be traveling in nature and can be borrowed by local organizations, groups, and businesses for display.

The Library is developing regular programming for veterans and is dedicated to being a safe place with resources for everyone, including those who have protected and served our fine country.

The Library is incredibly grateful to receive the grant funding for this project and for the many people who worked together to create Warrior Ink.

Nancy Greifenhagen is a unique portrait and stock photographer from Menomonee Falls.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-12-19-0114-19. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in Warrior Ink do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum was born out of efforts from librarians at the Texas A&M University Libraries and their desire to better learn from other libraries’ efforts to support the veteran and military communities.