On February 2nd, the History Center is proud to be joined by Military Miniature Society President Joe Berton, Secretary Jim DeRogatis, and stalwart member & military historian Herb Metzler for an informal discussion on the art form, and hobby, that the society's officers and members are so passionate about. Join us as we discuss the mission and workings of the society, current and future projects, as well as how the miniature-making field has evolved over the years.
The Military Miniature Society of Illinois is an organization based in the Chicago area dedicated to the art of painting and sculpting military miniatures and toy soldiers, as well as collecting these scale works of military and fantasy art. The MMSI holds a miniature juried competition each year in October, and hosts monthly meetings that deal with a wide variety of historical and miniature-craft subjects. The MMSI also publishes a quarterly journal called The Scabbard that includes articles on history, uniforms, miniatures, and much more, and it is included as part of their annual membership.