Show Talk – The Hello Girls: A New American Musical

Overture Center for the Arts 201 State St, Madison, WI

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Curator of History, Kevin Hampton will be giving a preshow lecture about the Hello Girls of World War I at the Overture Center before the Four Seasons Theatre production of The Hello Girls: A New American Musical. Learn more at fourseasonstheatre.com. Tickets available through the Overture Center Box Office in person, by phone at (608) 258-4141, and at overture.org

Show Talk – The Hello Girls: A New American Musical

Overture Center for the Arts 201 State St, Madison, WI

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Curator of History, Kevin Hampton will be giving a preshow lecture about the Hello Girls of World War I at the Overture Center before the Four Seasons Theatre production of The Hello Girls: A New American Musical. Learn more at fourseasonstheatre.com. Tickets available through the Overture Center Box Office in person, by phone at (608) 258-4141, and at overture.org

Book Talk with Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Join us as we welcome author Shannon McKenna Schmidt, who will be talking about her latest work, The First Lady of WWII: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back, which details a five-week, 25,000-mile mission the First Lady undertook to report on conditions in the Pacific theater, including territory that was still under enemy air attack.

Free

Trivia Night March

Join us for our virtual Trivia Night and test your historical knowledge. Individuals and teams welcome

Free

Drink & Draw March

Online WI, United States

Gather your art supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. Please RSVP to the event and you will receive the link to the online event via email. Please add the event to your calendar. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-draw-tickets-866685177697?aff=oddtdtcreator

Distinguished Lecture Series: An Army Afire

Pyle Center 702 Langdon, Madison, Wisconsin

Beth Bailey of the University of Kansas will lecture on her book, “An Army Afire: How the U.S. Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era” Thursday, April 4th at 4:00 pm Pyle Center Room 232 on the UW-Madison Campus Even as US troops fought in Vietnam, Black and white soldiers battled each other in barracks and bars, with violence spilling into the streets of towns and cities in the United States and around the world. By the late 1960s, key Army leaders had begun to worry that racial conflict undermined the Army’s ability to defend the nation. In their attempts to solve “the problem of race,” Army leaders were surprisingly creative, even willing to challenge military principles of discipline, order, hierarchy, and authority. Confronting what some saw as an existential threat, the fundamentally conservative institution of the US Army took strikingly progressive actions, though in service of a conservative goal. This lecture is presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Free

Book Talk with Steven K. Bailey

Online WI, United States

Author Steven K. Bailey will speak about his new book, Target Hong Kong: A True Story of U.S. Navy Pilots at War (Osprey/Bloomsbury, 2024). Target Hong Kong recounts the untold story of the U.S. Navy airstrikes on Japanese-occupied Hong Kong during Operation Gratitude in 1945. The month-long operation in the South China Sea involved nearly a hundred U.S. Navy warships, including thirteen aircraft carriers carrying close to a thousand planes. Target Hong Kong brings this massive operation down to a human scale by recounting the navy air raids through the experiences of one British POW and six American naval aviators who flew, fought, and sometimes died in the fiery skies over Hong Kong. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-with-steven-k-bailey-tickets-866702820467?aff=oddtdtcreator This event is suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Mess Night at the Museum

Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI, United States

Please join us for our quarterly dinner series with some of the women servicemembers from the State’s 54th Civil Support Team: Protecting the State from Weapons of Mass Destruction. S.Sgt. Jaclyn Sommers, S.Sgt. Ava Kielisch, and Sgt. Schuylar Hagen will provide an overview of the 54th Civil Support Team’s (CST) capabilities and mission and demonstrate some downrange survey equipment along with a demo chemical lab to show an example of what the 54th CST would encounter on a mission. Each Mess Night at the Museum features a guest speaker, topic, dinner, drinks, and time to socialize before and after the talk.  Join us as we transform this historic naval tradition into our own. This event is suitable for all ages. Prior to the event, please register using the form below. This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of our 2024 Mess Night Series Sponsor Melinda V. Heinritz in memory of her father, James L. Vogler, U.S.A.F. and Supporting Sponsor Complete Mobile Dentistry.  

Virtual Movie Night Discussion – Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Online WI, United States

Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair and join us for a virtual discussion of Inglourious Basterds (2009) with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff. Please RSVP to the event and you will receive the link to the event via email. Please add the event to your calendar. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-virtual-discussion-inglourious-basterds-2009-tickets-873361366357  Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Drink & Draw May

Online WI, United States

Gather your art supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. Please RSVP to the event and you will receive the link to the online event via email. Please add the event to your calendar. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-draw-may-tickets-873381366177 This event is suitable for all ages Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Trivia Night May

Online WI, United States

Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum for our virtual Trivia Night and test your historical knowledge. Individuals and teams welcome. Please RSVP to the event and you will receive the Zoom link to the event via email. Please add the event to your calendar. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-night-may-registration-873388286877  This event is suitable for all ages Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Mess Night – SOLD OUT

Wisconsin Veterans Museum 30 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI, United States

SOLD OUT Join us as we welcome author COL (Ret) Ray Boland, who will be talking about his book, When The Bugle Calls, A Soldiers Memoir. Ray's story includes experiences from 30 years of service with the U.S. Army during peacetime and combat in Vietnam, with events ranging from triumph to tragedy. It addresses the little-known realities a career soldier and his family must confront that we seldom hear of. Ray also offers his perspective of a 50-year period of history that changed America. Each MESS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM features a guest speaker, topic, dinner, drinks, and time to socialize before and after the talk. Registration will be required before the event. Join us as we transform this historic naval tradition into our own. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5:30-6:15 - Happy Hour 6:15-7:00 - Dinner 7:00-8:00 - Presentation SOLD OUT, SORRY This event is suitable for all ages. This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of our 2024 Mess Night Series Sponsor Melinda V. Heinritz in memory of her father, James L. Vogler, U.S.A.F. and Supporting Sponsor Edgewood College Military & Veteran Services.

Movie Night Virtual Discussion – Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)

Online WI, United States

Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair and join us for a virtual discussion of the selected movie with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff. For June, we will discuss the 2004 film Ike: Countdown to D-Day. Your mission is to watch the movie, which is available from most libraries or on streaming services (we will not be watching the movie the night of the program). On June 28, 2024, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-virtual-discussion-ike-countdown-to-d-day-2004-tickets-873493230767  This event is free and open to the public. Event sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.