Fall Event Schedule Announced


Virtual Events Schedule Fall 2020

MADISON, WIS, September 23, 2020 — Although the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) remains closed for the safety of our communities, the museum staff invites the public to participate in WVM’s intriguing and informative programming through virtual platforms.

“Despite being closed, we can still make our mission to tell Wisconsin veteran stories through engaging digital programming. The great staff here has assembled a wonderful lineup of programs that highlight many aspects of what we do and the stories we are charged to preserve and share,”  says Chris Kolakowski, museum director.

For Fall 2020, WVM staff presents the following free events:

Movie Night Discussions – Participants watch a designated movie and get together via Zoom with museum staff to discuss points of military and historic significance.

October 30, 7 – 8:00 PM  Apocalypse Now
November 27, 7 – 8:00 PM 1917

Curator Conversations -These panel discussions cover various topics of interest and include subject-matter experts on the WVM staff and guest speakers.

October 5, Noon – 1:00 PM  Finding Those Who Served: Military Genealogy at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, with Russell Horton, research archivist

November 10, 7-8PM  Make Way for Liberty—A Conversation about Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War with author Jeffrey Kannel and WVM staff Kevin Hampton, curator of history, Christopher Kolakowski, museum director, and museum board member Nathaniel T. Millsap, Jr, USN Ret. Event cohosted by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation and Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Trivia Nights – Individuals or teams to go head-to-head in a friendly test of wit. Participants play four rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics associated with Wisconsin military history, and include: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts.

October 20, 7 – 8:00 PM
November 17, 7-8:00 PM

Drink and Draw – Host artists invite participants to gather art supplies and a beverage for an informal drawing lesson.

October 9, 7-8:00 PM The world is turned upside down, and so let’s draw it that way. Drawing upside-down is an easy exercise to help you develop your ability to recognize shapes and lines in a picture.

Mess Night
November 19, 7:00 PM   Honoring the Ho-Chunk Warrior

Professor Tom Jones from the UW-Madison will speak about his experiences with the Memorial Day celebrations of Ho-Chunk Veterans, a project that he has been involved with since 1998. Professor Jones is a Ho-Chunk member and his specialty lies in the photographic documenting of Native American Warriors, which he connects to their pride in home, family, and community.

Find more information and how to register here.

For additional information, contact:
Jen Stevenson | Senior Marketing Specialist
Wisconsin Veterans Museum