Author of New York Times Best-Seller ‘Carnage and Culture’ to Speak at Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala

April 4, 2013

Author of New York Times Best-Seller ‘Carnage and Culture’ to Speak at Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala

(MADISON) ― Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos today announced that historian and New York Times Best-Selling author Victor Davis Hanson will be guest speaker at the 2013 Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Gala. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

“Our Wisconsin Veterans Museum is one of the preeminent history museums in the state,” Secretary Scocos said. “We have artifacts that date back to the civil war that tell the stories of the men and women from Wisconsin who have honorably served our country. I thank everyone who attends the gala in support of the museum and preserving our great history.”

Victor Davis Hanson is author of the New York Times best-seller “Carnage and Culture,” which explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world.  Dr. Hanson has been featured on CNN, PBS, NPR, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post.  From the Peloponnesian War to the conflicts of today, Dr. Hanson is a foremost scholar in military history, both ancient and modern.

Gala attendees may join Dr. Hanson for an exclusive VIP reception to take place among the exhibits at The Wisconsin Veterans Museum from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at 30 West Mifflin Street in Madison.  Following the reception, Dr. Hanson will speak about “Old War in a New World: Contemporary Conflict and Military History.”

All proceeds from the event will support the development of new exhibits and programs at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Tickets are $175 for the VIP reception and dinner, or $125 for dinner only, and may be purchased by calling Jennifer Carlson at (608) 264-6086 or visiting  

To schedule interviews with speakers or museum staff, contact Jennifer Carlson at (608)264-6086.  Dr. Hanson’s book Carnage and Culture will be available for purchase both before and after the event. 

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol.  For more information, go to


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