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.

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Please join the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Madison Fire Department, and other state officials as we commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11th
terrorist attacks on the United States. During the ceremony, the Madison Fire Department’s Honor Bell will toll for the memory of those Wisconsinites lost that fateful day.

Faces of the Iron Brigade

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Mead Public Library, 710 N. 8 Street
City: Sheboygan, WI

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Kevin Hampton, Curator of Research & Public Programs, will present part one of a two-part series on Wisconsin veterans. September’s presentation will focus on the Civil War.

Eagles on the Square - a 150th Celebration

Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
On September 26, 1864, “Old Abe”, the bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin, officially returned to the State of Wisconsin during the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of this presentation of Old Abe to the public care of the people of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is happy to welcome back our friends from the National Eagle Center in Wabash, Minnesota.

Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVI

Date: October 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road
City: Madison

Time: Tours leave every 20 minutes from 12pm through 4pm

Join us on Sunday October 12th for the sixteenth-annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour, held at beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. On this 90 minute walking tour, local actors will portray important Civil War-era figures buried at Forest Hill.

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Dr. Amy Greenberg, Professor of History, The Pennsylvania State University

Lecture and Book Signing

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln.

The World War I Doughboy Experience and Writing Alamo Doughboy

Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Jennifer Klett, Author and Historian

Book Talk and Signing

This year marks 100 years since the beginning of “The Great War” in Europe. Join us as former journalist Jennifer Rude Klett, author of Alamo Doughboy:  Marching Into The Heart Of Kaiser's Germany During World War I, discusses the contributions of the 4.8 million U.S. "doughboy" soldiers who served in the years following the outbreak of war.

A Wisconsin Book Festival Event.

Wisconsin Stories from WWI

Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Mead Public Library, 710 N. 8th Street
City: Sheboygan, WI

In part two of the two-part series on Wisconsin veterans, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Kevin Hampton, Curator of Research & Public Programs, will present on stories from Wisconsin’s involvement in World War I.

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