The Wilson History & Research Center’s Education Department is the backbone for reaching out to the public and educating you on our mission. If you are a museum looking for a new, exciting display with some of the most pristine artifacts in the world, please contact us and we can steer you in the right direction. We can also handle tours of the WHRC facilities and have other services for hire.
- Exhibitions - Including museum exhibits, motion picture screenings, concerts, and lectures.
- Media - Including pamphlets, books, posters, and website articles outside the collection.
Visitors to the WHRC’s research facilities and archive will be provided with access to the collection of some 12,000 artifacts, with a majority being military headgear of the twentieth century. Research staff is available to assist with research and answer questions. If you are doing specific research or have a group of people, please make an appointment so the staff can gather the artifacts and information necessary for a successful trip.
- Quick Identification - Identification only, either through email or in person. No written document with research about the item.
- Detailed Identification - Identification with a detailed description of the item and its place in history. Comes with a written document signed by a member of the research staff.
- Research - The WHRC research staff can conduct specialized research on artifacts or military history in general. Often this service requires a great deal of time and effort so an hourly fee will be required.
- Collections - If you have a collection of artifacts you wish to display on the Military Headgear “Collections” page we would be happy to accommodate you. With your inquiry please provide information about the collection and the number of artifacts. Costs of this service depend on the number of artifacts, whether professional photography is needed, and/or research describing the items.
Be aware that members of the WHRC staff are prohibited from providing appraisals or valuations of authenticity on artifacts.
Contact Jordan Winter (jwinter.whrc AT gmail.com), Director of Research, for visitation, identification, research, or collections inquiries.
Do you have a question about how to store your old family heirloom, or do you have a large collection of military artifacts and want proper advice on how to preserve it? The WHRC’s Collections Management Department can help you.
- Conservation Recommendations - This is for minor conservation treatments (if this is a procedure that can be completed in-house, clients may send items to the WHRC for treatment/repair at their cost). Alternatively, we will recommend a conservation professional local to the client.
- Seminars - For collectors or museum personnel regarding caring for military or other artifacts. These will be done at the WHRC or other institutions, depending on location and need.
The skilled professionals of the WHRC Art Department include photographers and graphic designers. We can develop almost anything in terms of media from posters to web design. Several of our posters are visible at the WHRC Store (store.militaryheadgear.com) and are available for purchase. Likewise, the photography of headgear shown on the website is for sale in noncommercial, low resolution (images meant to be displayed on computers), as well as high resolution images intended for commercial use.
- Media - This includes the development of posters or other printable media based on the customer’s inquiry.
- Photography - Our professional photographers on staff can photograph your collection.
- Seminars -
- Instruction relating to the lighting, equipment and techniques for photographing headgear and/or military artifacts.
- Photographic instruction relating to the lighting, equipment and techniques for macro photography.