Wisconsin Veterans Museum | Events

The museum sponsors events and programs throughout the year, most of which are free. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Did you miss a program at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum? Visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels to watch our award-winning programs or find links to select past events here.

Free screening: "Last Days in Vietnam."

Date: April 7, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Union South Marquee Theater, UW-Madison 1380 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Join Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs for a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam."

No reservations needed. Limited seating - first come, first served.

Coming soon to Wisconsin Public Television's American Experience, Last Days in Vietnam reveals the story of the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled.

Bringing God to Men, American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War

Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Presenter: Dr. Jacqueline Whitt, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Air War College.

Lecture

 

Bringing God to Men, American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War features the voices of American Military Chaplains and their vital role while serving in Vietnam. Dr. Jacqueline Whitt offers a unique perspective on the realities of religious practice in the war's foxholes and firebases, as chaplains ministered with a focus on soldiers' share experiences rather than traditional theologies.

 

 

Passage: A Family’s Exodus and Odyssey For Survival

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Presenter: John Schissler, Author

Book Talk

In this compelling autobiography, World War II survivor, John Schissler Jr., captures what really happens to people in the wicked no man's land of war and rehabilitation, as his family must wade through the crushing tide of WWII, and somehow rise above a violent, dirty flood of complex political and military conflicts in Czech, Hungarian and later East and West German countrysides and villages. Passage: The Making of An American Family lays out in gritty detail that an official end to war in no way meant an end to the struggle of those effect most by it.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.