Museum & Library
A place for military history
and the citizen solider
COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the citizen soldier.
Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a top-class, non-partisan research and archival organization that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the importance of the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the armed forces both at home and abroad.
Why a military library?
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. Since opening in 2003, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 500 events featuring the country’s most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists and scholars.
Through its collection and programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations.