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.

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.

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.

Salute to Veterans History Events

Date: September 19, 2014
Location: Weber Performing Arts Center, 428 Front Street South
City: La Crosse, WI

Kick off the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Wisconsin History Tour programming in La Crosse with a Salute to Veterans History on Veterans Day.  In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television, events include an evening concert with readings from a selection of
the Civil War letters from the Society’s collections, screenings of documentaries featuring Wisconsin veterans, including Wisconsin Korean War Stories, Wisconsin Vietnam Stories, and Wisconsin World War II Stories, and discussions led by authors of “Private Soldiers: A Year in Iraq with a Wisconsin National Guard Unit” and “This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home.” The day also features the Wisconsin History Tour traveling exhibit and booths staffed by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Wisconsin Veterans Museum with resources on military history and veterans benefits.

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

The WVM at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014

Date: July 28 - August 3, 2014
Location: EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Exhibit Hangar C
City: Oshkosh
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will be at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014!  The WVM booth will have artifacts and archival collections relating to Wisconsin's aviation history.  Visit us at Booth #3023 in the Rockwell Collins Exhibit Hangar C on the EAA grounds.  

Learn more about EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2014 at https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

70th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony in The Capitol Rotunda

Date: June 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin State Capitol Building in the Rotunda
City: Madison, WI
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy, which occurred on June 6, 1944, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Honor Flights, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association will host a ceremony to recognize and honor the sacrifices of Wisconsin's veterans. 

Wisconsin Museums Week Activity at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Date: May 17, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I.  In recognition of the centennial commemoration, stop in on Saturday, May 17th from 10 AM - 12 PM and try your hand at making a clothespin bi-plane!

The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam

Date: April 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Dr. Andrew Wiest, Distinguished Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, The University of Southern Mississippi

Lecture and Book Signing

Even though it is often remembered for battles like Khe Sanh or Hamburger Hill, at its heart, Vietnam was a brutal, small unit war. In The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, Dr. Wiest tells the story of one single company in the Vietnam War from its drafting, through its training, year of combat (in which 25 were killed and 105 were wounded), and reintegration into society.  

A 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Series Event 

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Camp Home: Picturing Japanese American Incarceration during World War II

Date: April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Dr. Jasmine Alinder, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Public History, Department of History, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and Kevin Miyazaki, Artist Camp Home Exhibit

Lecture and Discussion

Camp Home, a photograph series by artist Kevin Miyazaki, documents repurposed barracks used as internment camps for Japanese Americans (including some of Miyazaki's own relatives) during WWII.  Miyazaki's images capture the experience of the Nisei as well as the barracks' subsequent owners.  Join Dr. Jasmine Alinder and Kevin Miyazaki for a discussion of Japanese American incarceration during WWII and a look at Miyazaki's photographs of former internment camps.

In partnership with the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters.

 

Wisconsin Germans, the Question of Slavery, and the Civil War

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Dr. Alison Efford, Assistant Professor, Marquette University

Lecture and Discussion 

Wisconsin¹s large German population has always been a major feature in the state¹s history. By exploring the Civil War career of one of their colorful leaders, the soldier, editor, and Milwaukee's most vocal German opponent of slavery, Bernhard Domschke, Alison Efford illuminates the role of Wisconsin Germans in the conflict and grapples with the issue of their attitudes toward slavery.

Evolution of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan: Shaping Prospects for Afghanistan's Future

Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ingraham Hall, Room 206, 1155 Observatory Drive
City: Madison

Christopher Kolenda, Senior Advisor, Department of Defense 

Lecture and Discussion 

Having just returned from Afghanistan as Senior Advisor to the Commander of U.S. and Coalition forces, Christopher Kolenda will outline how the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan has evolved since 2001, assess its outcomes, and discuss strategic risks and opportunities as U.S., Afghan, and regional actors look toward 2014 and beyond.

In partnership with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   

Not At Ease Traveling Exhibit Program at the Neville Museum

Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place
City: Green Bay

Yvette Pino, Founder of the Veteran Print Project

Panel Discussion

Not at Ease: A Veteran Print Project, provides a forum for 20 female veterans from Wisconsin to share their stories by pairing them with 20 artists, who create an edition of prints inspired by the resulting dialogue.  Join us on the evening of March 11th at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay for a panel discussion with female veterans featured in this traveling exhibit.  Be sure to stop by the Neville Museum and view this exhibit on display from February 22, 2014 through June 1, 2014. 

Madison Navy League Maritime History & Education Learn Over Lunch Series – Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
John Laurence Busch

Lecture and Book Signing

In the late summer of 1807, Robert Fulton ran his experimental “steamboat” up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany.  Running these steamboats on rivers, lakes and bays was one thing.  Taking such a vessel on a voyage across the ocean was a different proposition altogether.  Experienced mariners didn't think it could be done.  These early steamboats were just too flimsy and unwieldy to withstand the dangers of the deep. 

Medal of Honor Exhibit Opening

Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Please join us for the opening of a new exhibit featuring selected Medal of Honor recipients from Wisconsin. Recipients include Staff Sergeant Gerald L. Endl (WWII), Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. (Korea) and 2nd Lieutenant Jerome A Sudut (Korea).

Operation Dustoff: Vietnam Remembered

Date: November 8, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin State Capitol Building
City: Madison
Join us in recognition of the Wisconsin men and women who served their country during the Vietnam Era. The event will be held at the State Capitol. For more information please call 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387) or visit http://www.wisvets.com/

John Reynolds and the Iron Brigade

Date: October 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Lance Herdegen, Author and Chair of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial
Commission

Lecture and Book Signing               

The death of General John Reynolds as he led the 2nd Wisconsin into action at Gettysburg July 1, 1863, turned him into an American military hero. But his relationship with the famous Iron Brigade of his First Army Corps was distant those days before the epic battle. This is the story of how that all changed that morning 150 years ago and how Reynolds found fame only after he had been killed in battle.

Eagles on the Square

Date: October 25, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

On Friday, October 25, beginning at 11am, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host the visit of a live bald eagle from the National Eagle Center at the Museum program "Eagles on the Square."


One of Madison's famous residents, "Old Abe the War Eagle," was named the official mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  To help commemorate this historic bird and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is hosting this event so that participants can learn more about the life of Old Abe, bald eagles, and their habitats.

African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Ron Coddington, Author and Historian

Lecture and Book Signing

More than two-hundred-thousand men of color served in the Union army and navy during the Civil War after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Some were free men; others were escaped slaves or slaves released by their owners to join the military. All stood up to fight for their freedom and the future of their people. Historian Ronald S. Coddington spent four years collecting original, unpublished portraits of a representative sample of these men, and researching their compelling stories.

USS Wisconsin Commemoration Ceremony

Date: October 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
Join us as we recognize the 25th anniversary of the recommissioning of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64).  During her career, the USS Wisconsin earned a total of six battle stars for service in World War II and Korea, as well as a Navy Unit Commendation for service during the 1991 Gulf War.

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Dr. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, Author, Historian, and Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, VA

Lecture and Book Signing 

Britain seemingly should have won the Revolutionary War.  Its failure to do so is commonly assumed to be due to the incompetence of commanders and the politicians who are ridiculed in fiction and in movies.  Although less crudely presented, such caricatures even permeate scholarly literature.  The talk will challenge the stereotypes and offer a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence.

Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XV

Date: October 6, 2013
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 6th for the fifteenth-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 characters buried at Forest Hill.  In the event of inclement weather, be sure to check back at wisvetsmuseum.com/events for important information about this program.

Adult admission is $5; Children are $2.

NOTE:  Golf carts will not be available this year to escort those who are unable to walk the tour this year.  We apologize, but the City policy has changed.

Fall Gallery Night

Date: October 4, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Gallery night at WVM will feature a mural by Milwaukee art teacher Charles A. Kuchler.  Killed in action during the Battle of  Hürtgen Forest in 1944, Kuchler painted the mural of an anti-aircraft battery in combat while training at Camp Wallace, Texas in 1942.  The mural hung in his Battery's mess hall until he sent it home to his mother after he received orders that he was being sent to Europe.

Eternal Bivouac

Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Margaret Berres, Curator, Oak Creek Historical Society, and Tom Ludka, Veterans Service Officer, Waukesha County

Lecture and Discussion

Margaret Berres and Tom Ludka have collaborated for twelve years on extensive research projects identifying the final resting places of Civil War veterans in Wisconsin, including over a thousand buried in Milwaukee’s Forest Home Cemetery.

Korea Remembered: 1950-1953

Date: September 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
City: Milwaukee

Program and Reception

This event marks the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice. Join us as we thank Wisconsin Korean War veterans for their service. A reception will follow the ceremony. All veterans and general public are encouraged to attend. For more information please call 608-261-5409.

Winning Hearts and Minds in Vietnam

Date: September 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Will Gilmore, Vietnam Veteran

Lecture and Discussion

Will Gilmore’s photo presentation begins in 1969 and tells the story of his fourteen member Marine civil affairs team assigned to Hoa Xuan, a small farming village in the I-Corps Region of South Vietnam. Gilmore offers new insights into the time-honored counterinsurgency strategy of "winning hearts and minds."

Alliant Energy Ride for Veterans- Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project and The Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Date: July 13, 2013
Location: Lucky's Bar and Grille- 1008 Quinn Dr.
City: Waunakee, WI
Alliant Energy will host a bike ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and The Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Saturday, July 13. Participants can ride a 35-mile bike route, a 10-mile bike route, or walk/run a 3-mile route. Registration begins at 8 AM.  35-mile bike ride starts at 9 AM; 10-mile ride and 3-mile family walk starts at 11 AM. Volunteers are needed.  Click above to learn more.

A Face for Every Name - A Free Madison Workshop with Wisconsin Public Radio and The Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Date: May 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

There are 1,244 Wisconsinsites listed on the Vietnam War Memorial.  Help us find their photos.  Learn how you can get involved at a free one-hour workshop on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.  Get involved, honor their lives: wpr.org/Madison

Gallery Night

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
View a unique display of works by two Wisconsin World War II artists, John Vlossak and Arthur Szyk.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Museum.

A Special Evening with Victor Davis Hanson: A Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala Event

Date: May 2, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street
City: Madison

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation invites you to honor and celebrate Wisconsin's veterans with Victor Davis Hanson, New York Times best-selling author on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at The Madison Concourse Hotel.  Proceeds will support the development of new exhibits and programming at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Click here to buy your tickets today! 

Marching to War: Wisconsin Military History from the Tribal Perspective

Date: April 27, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, 2040 Airport Drive
City: Green Bay
On April 27, tribal scholars and visiting experts will discuss the role of Wisconsin's tribes in shaping our state and national histories.  Speakers include: John W. Hall, author of Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War, Loretta Metoxen, Oneida Tribal Historial, Kerry A. Trask, author of Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America, Russell Horton, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and Jo Ann Schedler, Mohican National-Stockbridge Munsee.

Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the U.S.S. Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors in World War II

Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

John Domagalski

Lecture and Book Signing

Sunk in Kula Gulf tells the epic story of the Helena’ssurvivors. Two destroyers plucked more than seven hundred from the sea in a night rescue operation as the battle continued to rage. A second group of eighty-eight sailors —clustered into three lifeboats—made it to a nearby island and was rescued the next day.

Army Aviation in Vietnam

Date: April 18, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
Rick Berry

Lecture and Discussion

Rick Berry enlisted in the US Army and flew UH-1 "Huey" helicopters with the 1st Cavalry Division from May 1967 to May 1968.  Up in his slick, he was able to take photographs from a very unique vantage point.  Mr. Berry will present his photographs and speak on what it was like to fly for an assault helicopter company.

Preserving Memories Through Film at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Date: April 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Danielle Spalenka

Lecture and Discussion 

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has nearly 200 films within its collection, including Wisconsin National Guard recruitment spots, WWII-era Army training films, and home movie footage taken by soldiers to document their military experiences. WVM Archivist Danielle Spalenka will discuss how the archives is preserving, cataloging, and providing access to the original films. Clips from some of these films will also be shown, including original WWII gun camera footage and homecoming footage of Col. Donald Heiliger, a pilot in Vietnam who was shot down and held as a prisoner for six years.

Madison Navy League Presents Maritime History & Education Learn Over Lunch Series- The Navy Reserve

Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

LCDR Kevin Fornal

Lecture and Discussion

LCDR Kevin Fornal, Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Madison, will provide a brief presentation of the Navy Reserve presence in Central and Southern Wisconsin and Northeastern Iowa.  Over 150 Navy Reservists, in this area, provide strategic depth and operational capability to the Active Duty Navy in support of operations both at home and abroad and in keeping with the Navy Reserve motto, "Ready Now.  Anytime, Anywhere."

More Than Freedom: Black Northerners and the Meaning of the Civil War

Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Steve Kantrowitz, UW-Madison Professor and Author

Lecture and Discussion

Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is generally understood as the moment African Americans became free, and Reconstruction as the ultimately unsuccessful effort to extend that victory by establishing equal citizenship. In More Than Freedom, award-winning historian Stephen Kantrowitz boldly redefines our understanding of this entire era by showing that the fight to abolish slavery was always part of a much broader campaign to establish full citizenship for African Americans and find a place to belong in a white republic. Bringing a bold new perspective to one of our nation's defining moments, More Than Freedom helps to explain the extent and the limits of the so-called freedom achieved in 1865 and the legacy that endures today.

First Impressions: D-Day Through French Eyes

Date: March 7, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Mary Lou Roberts, Professor of History, UW Madison

Lecture and Discussion 

The Normandy campaign has been celebrated as a great moment in the history of the Second World War.  However, the story of Normandy suffers from a fatal lopsidedness, at least as it has been told by American historians.  As historical narratives focus almost exclusively on the American G.I., they slight the French and leave half the story untold.  This talk revisits the Allied campaign as it was experienced by the Normans, who recalled their encounter with death in a grammar of terrible sounds, sights, smells, and tastes.  Every Norman remembers the moment- good or bad- when they saw their first American. 

Faces of Freedom: A Year of the Veteran Celebration, Hosted by the First Lady of Wisconsin

Date: March 2, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 333 West Kilbourn Avenue
City: Downtown Milwaukee

The First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation invites you to honor and celebrate Wisconsin's veterans with Comedian Fred Klett at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Your support of this event will help The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison continue its mission to connect the past to the present through the powerful stories associated with their collections. 

Limited space is available, so buy your tickets today!  Tickets will be made available until we sell out. 

Note: Individuals purchasing a ticket between now and the event should pick up their tickets at registration at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee.

For more information on this event, visit http://www.wvmfoundation.com/fundraising-events.php 

This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home

Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Michael Edmonds and John Zimm

Lecture and Book Signing

Over one hundred fifty years after it began, the Civil War still fascinates us -
the vast armies marching to war, iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Robert
E. Lee, the drama of a nation divided. But the Civil War was also about
individuals, the hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and boys who fought and
died on either side and the families and friends left at home. "This Wicked
Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home" tells this other side of the
story.

Veteran Voices: Oral History at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Date: February 22, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Panel Discussion

This presentation discusses the museum’s oral history program, its history, collection and ongoing efforts to collect and preserve veteran stories and experiences, recorded in their own voices.  The panelists include Molly Graham, the museum’s oral historian, Rick Berry, a volunteer interviewer and two veterans who have recorded their own oral history interviews with the museum. Each panelist will share their different roles and perspectives on oral history and the interview process. 

86th ARCOM Division

Date: February 14, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Ward Zischke

Lecture and Discussion

The Organized Reserve, later renamed the Army Reserve in 1952, has been a major contributor of soldiers to the United States Army in time of war or national emergency since its creation in 1908.  For example, 240,000 Organized Reserve Corps/Army Reserve Corps soldiers were called up for the Korean War and 60,000 Army Reserve Soldiers were called up for the Berlin Crisis of 1961-1962. 

Madison Navy League Presents Maritime History & Education Learn Over Lunch Series - The RMS Titanic Disaster: 100 Years of Maritime Safety

Date: February 7, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Hank Whipple

Lecture and Discussion

With the tragic loss of life in April of 1912 with the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the world’s maritime community has since learned and applied the lessons taught during the subsequent 100 years contributing greatly to maritime safety and the preservation of life
at sea. Hank Whipple will discuss this story of maritime safety and how it has
improved since that fateful day in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

Brown Bag Lunch Series - Caring For Your Personal Collection

Date: January 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
Join The Wisconsin Veterans Museum for a lunch time presentation on caring for your
family heirlooms. Curator of History, Greg Krueger, and Registrar, Sarah Kapellusch, will discuss storage and display of your personal collection as well as make recommendations for cleaning, handling, and general care of your beloved treasures. Bring your questions and a brown bag lunch! Friday, January 25thth 12-1PM in the Education Center.

Madison Navy League Maritime History & Education Learn Over Lunch Series - "Badger Ordnance Works"

Date: January 17, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
Join us to learn more about Badger Ordnance Works.  This facility supplied 1,000's of ships and planes, while serving our nation for three wars.  Employing over 60,000 workers, the Badger Army Ammunition Plant is now moving in to its next phase of life. 

LETTERS HOME TO SARAH: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF GUY C. TAYLOR, THIRTY-SIXTH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS

Date: November 10, 2012
Time: 2:45 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI

KEVIN AND PATSY ALDERSON, Historians

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

Forgotten for more than a century in an old cardboard box, these are the letters of Guy
Carlton Taylor, a farmer who served in the Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. From March 23, 1864, to July 14, 1865, Taylor wrote 165 letters home to his wife Sarah and their son Charley. From the initial mustering and training of his regiment at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, through the siege of Petersburg in Virginia, General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and the postwar Grand Review of the Armies parade in Washington, D.C., Taylor conveys in vivid detail his own experiences and emotions and shows himself a keen observer of all that is passing around him.

A 2012 Book Festival Event

SOLDIER DOGS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA’S CANINE HEROES

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI

MARIA GOODAVAGE,
Reporter and Author

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

Goodavage, a reporter and author, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory.

A 2012 Book Festival Event

COMETH THE MAN, COMETH THE HOUR: HOW CHURCHILL NEARLY DIDN'T BECOME PRIME MINISTER

Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
The arrival of Winston Churchill as Britain's Prime Minister in May 1940 at the very moment Hitler's tanks were sweeping through Belgium and France seemed providential: finally Britain had a war leader strong enough to keep his country in the fight and then help construct the Grand Alliance that would ultimately win the war.

TRICK-OR-TREAT!

Date: October 26, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
Come and trick-or-treat with us this Friday! Stop by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum between 2 PM - 5 PM for Downtown Madison Family Halloween. We'll be handing out candy and best costume receives a prize!

THE IRON BRIGADE IN CIVIL WAR AND MEMORY: THE BLACK HATS FROM BULL RUN TO APPOMATTOX

Date: October 25, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI

LANCE HERDEGEN, Author and Chair of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial
Commission

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING

More than a standard military account, Herdegen's latest book puts flesh and faces on the men who sat around the campfires, marched through mud and snow and dust, fought to put down the rebellion, and recorded much of what they did and witnessed for posterity. Although primarily known and studied because of its remarkable stand on the first bloody day at Gettysburg, the Iron Brigade’s stellar service during the earliest days of the war and from the Wilderness to Appomattox has been routinely slighted. Herdegen has finally rectified this historical anomaly with his newest book.

THE CIVIL WAR AS AN INTERRACIAL WAR

Date: October 19, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

MARK GRIMSLEY, Associate Professor- History, The Ohio State University

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION

The guns that thundered at Bull Run and Shiloh were part of an argument by white Americans about the future of a white republic.  Nevertheless, the outbreak of civil war created conditions in which marginalized Americans moved promptly to better their position or at least hold their ground.  Sometimes eagerly, sometimes reluctantly, the Union and Confederate governments attempted to tap the military manpower of these groups, so that an estimated 20,000 Indians fought as participants in the conflict, as did at least 198,000 Blacks.  As a result, the Civil War was in part an interracial war whose conduct tells much about American racial dynamics at a moment of crisis.

Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XIV

Date: October 9-14, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd.
City: Madison
The fourteenth-annual Talking Spirits cemetery tour, held at beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison has been cancelled today due to the rain.  

THE LAST TROOPS OF AUTUMN: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEER REGIMENT, 1861-1863

Date: September 28, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

Robert Laven, Author and historian

Lecture and discussion 

The Seventh Wisconsin Regiment served in the Civil War as part of the famed Iron Brigade. This book and discussion highlight the dramatic accounts of the men of this unit as they battled at Manassas, Antietam and finally Gettysburg.


 

THE ASSASSINATION OF REINHARD HEYDRICH: HITLER’S CHIEF HANGMAN

Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

Milan Hauner, Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lecture and discussion 

Seventy years ago, two members of the Czechoslovak exile army trained in England attempted to kill the SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Because of the heavy Nazi reprisals - the annihilation of two villages Lidice and Lezaky being the most conspicuous - the assassination has remained a subject of controversy. The talk will sum up the recent findings and hypotheses. 


 

American Civil War Day

Date: September 15, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and W. Britain Military Miniature Company will host an American Civil War Day that includes the unveiling of the second in a series of Civil War figures based on flags and artifacts from the collections at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

“THOSE WISCONSIN BOYS WALKED OUT IN THE FIELD TOWARDS US AS THOUGH SHOOTING PARTRIDGES”: THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE 90 DAY 1ST WISCONSIN INFANTRY

Date: September 14, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

Daniel Joyce, Director, Kenosha Museum System

Lecture and discussion 

With the firing on Fort Sumter, Wisconsin was wide-eyed, enthusiastic and unprepared.  Join us as we follow the 1st Wisconsin Active Militia from the fun and high-jinks of training at Camp Scott, to a small skirmish at Falling Waters, and their triumphant return to Milwaukee.

Victory Garden Activities

Date: August 22, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Madison Children's Museum, 100 North Hamilton Street
City: Madison
Learn about the origins of the Victory Garden and what it has come to mean today through gardening and fun activities.  

Genealogy for Kids

Date: August 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin St., Galleries
City: Madison
Do you have a veteran in your family? With the help of our Reference Archivist, kids can find out how they can research their own family's military history.

Wisconsin Letters Project--The Letters of the Patchin Family

Date: July 28, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin St., Galleries
City: Madison
Join us for the third installment of the Wisconsin Letters Project, a dramatic reading of Civil War letters from the collections of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Songs of the Civil War

Date: July 28, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin St., Galleries
City: Madison
Join us for a performance by Bob Welch who through his singing blends the music of the Union and Confederacy with storytelling and history.

Victory Garden Activities

Date: July 25, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Madison Children's Museum, 100 North Hamilton Street
City: Madison
Learn about the origins of the Victory Garden and what it has come to mean today through gardening and fun activities.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser

Date: July 16, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Oaks Golf Course
City: Cottage Grove, WI

The eighth annual Wisconsin Veterans Museum golf outing is scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2012 at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.

This event is sold out!  Click here to learn more.

Join us for dinner at 5 PM at The Oaks.  Tickets are sold at the door for $30.  Price includes a delicious meal, drinks and a chance to enter our prize drawing.

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Date: July 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin St., Galleries
City: Madison
Turn an everyday coffee can into a Civil War style drum while learning about the important role of the drummer boy.

Centennial Celebration of Camp Randall's Memorial Arch

Date: June 30, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: GAR Memorial Park at Camp Randall
City: Madison
Speakers including Lance Herdegen, author and chair of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, along with a performance by the 1st Brigade Band will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Camp Randall Memorial Arch.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Biotechnology Center, Room 1111 (The Auditorium), 425 Henry Mall, UW Campus
City: Madison
Daniel Einstein, Historic and Cultural Resource Manager at UW-Madison will discuss the history behind Camp Randall's Memorial Park including the Arch, the "guardhouse", and the Shiloh cannon.  Following the presentation, Daniel will be available at the Camp Randall Memorial Park to answer questions.

Grandparents Day

Date: June 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin St., Galleries
City: Madison
Interactive stations and activities throughout the gallery will encourage kids to learn about how people communicated and learned about war before the invention of the iPhone or internet.

Victory Garden Activities

Date: June 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 North Hamilton Street
City: Madison

Learn about the origins of the Victory Garden and what it has come to mean today through gardening and fun activities.

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 Photo courtesy of the Madison Children's Museum.

Spring Talking Spirits Tour at Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery

Date: May 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, N2665 County Road QQ
City: King, WI
This event will feature actors dressed in period costume portraying four veterans with ties to the cemetery.  Featured vignettes include Charles King, father of the Wisconsin National Guard, and the Village of King’s namesake, Theodore Goldin, Medal of Honor recipient for valor at Little Big Horn.

America's Great War After (Nearly) 100 Years

Date: May 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 30 West Mifflin Street, 2nd Floor Education Center
City: Madison

Douglas Craig, Reader in History, Australian National University

Lecture and Discussion

In this special presentation, Dr. Douglas Craig will address the ways in which the Great War and American exceptionalism have been linked by contemporaries and their historians.

Gallery Night!

Date: May 4, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
Join us for Gallery Night at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum!  View a new exhibit, Not At Ease: A Veteran Print Project, which provides a forum for 20 female veterans from Wisconsin to share their stories by pairing them with 20 artists, who create an edition of prints inspired by the resulting dialogue.

Operation Greatest Generation

Date: May 4, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: National Railroad Museum, 2285 South Broadway
City: Green Bay, WI
Join us in a day of celebration and recognition for the Wisconsin men and women who shaped the course of history during World War II.  Click above to learn more.

A Special Evening with Hugh Ambrose: A Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala Event

Date: May 3, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive
City: Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation invites you to honor and celebrate Wisconsin's veterans with author Hugh Ambrose, New York Times best-selling author on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at the Monona Terrace.  Proceeds will support the development of new exhibits and programming at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. 

Click here to buy your tickets today!

Wisconsin Letters Project--The Letters of the Patchin Family

Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Produced and directed by John Sable
Dramatic reading of Civil War letters


Join us for the third installment of the Wisconsin Letters Project, a dramatic reading of Civil War letters from the collections of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Madison Community Film Series Presents..."Hell and Back Again"

Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.,
City: Madison, WI
From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, filmmaker and
photojournalist Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine
gun bullet has on the life of 25-year old Sergeant Nathan Harris.

Count This Penny Special Concert

Date: April 13, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

A SPECIAL CIVIL WAR 150 EVENT

COUNT THIS PENNY


Special Happy Hour concert

Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum as we present this special Civil War 150 event with Count This Penny. The concert will feature two brand new songs inspired by archival letters of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers.

The Western Tradition of Honorable Surrender from the Crusades to the Civil War

Date: April 12, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
John Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Military History, Northwestern University
Lecture and discussion


This lecture will trace the distinctly Western tradition of honorable surrender, which took shape in medieval Europe during the eleventh and twelfth centuries and was eventually codified in the literature of chivalry and the law of arms during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

A 2012 Dr. Richard H. Zeitlin Distinguished Lecture Series Event
Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History

Second in Name Only: the Second Wisconsin and Minnesota Infantry Regiments During the Civil War

Date: March 23, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Michael Eckers, author and historian
Lecture and discussion


When the Civil War began in the spring of 1861 the resulting patriotic fervor in the North resulted in many more men joining the army than anyone expected. Two of the regiments that came out of this tremendous surge of pride were the Second Wisconsin and Second Minnesota infantry regiments, both of which would eventually play major roles in the ultimate Union defeat of the Southern Confederacy.

How the Civil War Transformed American Mapping

Date: March 20, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Susan Schulten, Chair, Department of History, University of Denver
Lecture and discussion


The sectional crisis prompted new and creative uses of maps, particularly in the effort to map the strength of the rebellion. These maps reveal much about the Union strategy in the secession crisis and the ensuing war, but they also introduced a fundamentally new approach to cartography that flourished after the war.

From Enemies to Allies: the American Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952

Date: March 13, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Louise Young, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecture and discussion


This lecture traces the stunning shift from enemies to allies as the escalating cold war provided grounds for an enduring military, political, and economic partnership.

Count This Penny Record Release Concert

Date: March 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison

A SPECIAL CIVIL WAR 150 EVENT

COUNT THIS PENNY

Record release concert and world premiere of two brand new Civil War songs
$5 admission at the door

Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum as we present this special Civil War 150 event with Count This Penny. The concert will feature two brand new songs inspired by archival letters of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers.

We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II

Date: March 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Mary Weaks-Baxter, Christine Bruun, and Catherine Forslund, faculty, Rockford College
Lecture and discussion


We Are a College at War reveals how the war years influenced women’s history in the twentieth century by offering a glimpse of the present-day roles of women through the legacy of the contributions of Rockford College women to the war effort.

Moving the War: One Railroad's 600-Ton Solution

Date: February 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
City: Madison
Robert Lettenberger, Director of Education, National Railroad Museum
Lecture and discussion


With the United States fighting in two theaters, wartime manufacturers needed the support the American railroad system to transport finished goods and the machinery of war to keep war effort moving forward.

Brave and Enduring Soldiers: the Civil War Service of the Green Bay Tribes

Date: November 17, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street, 2nd Floor Education Center
City: Madison, WI
Join us for Native American Heritage Month.  Light refreshments will be served.

Wounded Warriors

Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street
City: Madison, WI
Join Wunk Sheek, Vets for Vets, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Wisconsin Public Television for an exclusive look at the new documentary and a discussion with tribal veterans.
More Info >

My Guitar, My M16, and Me: An Evening with Kimo Williams

Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum - 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
James ‘Kimo’ Williams, Vietnam Veteran, musician, and composer
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The 2011 Wimmer-Churchill Lecture: Why Hitler Lost

Date: November 4, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum - 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
Andrew Roberts - Noted author, historian, and commentator

More Info >

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2011 WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT: What It Is Like To Go To War

Date: October 26, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.
City: Madison, WI
Karl Marlantes, author and Vietnam Veteran Lecture and discussion
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2011 WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT: The Katyn Order: A Novel

Date: October 22, 2011
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.
City: Madison, WI
Douglas Jacobson, author - Lecture and book signing
More Info >

2011 WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT: Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars

Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.
City: Madison, WI
Col. Matthew Moten, United States Military Academy; editor John Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Professor of Military History, University of Wisconsin
Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina - Panel discussion and book signing. More Info >

2011 WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT: Liberty’s Surest Guardian: Nation Building from the Founders to Obama

Date: October 19, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Overture Center, 221 State Street
City: Madison, WI
In this timely and urgent book, Jeremi Suri explains where America has erred and where it succeeded—in the Philippines, in post WWII Europe, in Vietnam.
More Info >

This Mighty Scourge of War: Talking Spirits XIII – Forest Hill Cemetery Tour

Date: October 4-9, 2011
Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road
City: Madison, WI
Join us for the thirteenth-annual Talking Spirits cemetery tour, held at beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. Tour guides will lead informative discussions of the cemetery’s rich history and gravestone art interspersed among the vignettes.

A Vision from Another Sky - The Paintings of Vietnam Veteran Jim Walktendonk

Date: October 1-31, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum - 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
The Paintings of Vietnam Veteran Jim Walktendonk
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The American Civil War in the West: An Archaeological Perspective

Date: September 30, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 W. Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI 53703

The American Civil War was truly brother against brother, especially in the state of Missouri and the West. The physical evidence supports the historic records in the broadest sense, but adds considerable detail to the story by showing there is more to the stories than recorded in the recollections of participants or the official record of events.

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The Sarge Wears Eye Shadow: Women in the Vietnam War

Date: September 22, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 W. Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI 53703

Dr. Stur will discuss the role of women in the war, and also sit down for a one-on-one discussion with Vietnam Veteran, Sister Linda McClenahan.

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Into the Fire: Popular Music and 9/11

Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 W. Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI 53703

Join a distinguished panel of Madison-area scholars and performers as they discuss how 9/11 and subsequent overseas military actions affected the way that music was made, heard, and understood from 2001 to today.

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Ten Years After: A First Responder’s Story of 9/11

Date: September 9, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum and Foundation - 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison, WI
Tony Rajer, author and art conservator
Lecture and discussion
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.