Virtual Drink & Draw October

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Join us for our virtual Drink & Draw events as our Artist In-Residence, Yvette Pino, leads you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. So gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. This event is free of charge, open to anyone who registers, and is suitable for all ages. We will send you a link to join the event after you register. REGISTER HERE Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA or the Veterans Crisis hotline. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.  

Free

Book Talk with Alison Efford- A German Feminist and the Civil War: The Personal and Political Life of Mathilde Franziska Anneke

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Marquette University professor Alison Efford will discuss her latest work, which focuses on the collection of  letters of Mathilde Franziska Anneke who, after moving to the United States, became a noted proponent of woman suffrage, working with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Like many other refugees of the German revolutions, Anneke was deeply involved in the Civil War. REGISTER HERE This program is free and suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Trivia Night

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Join us for our virtual trivia night and test your historical knowledge. Sign up as individuals or as a team and go head to head with other players. This free event will be based on 3 rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics such as: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts. REGISTER HERE For this virtual trivia night, we will be using the Kahoot! app. This app will allow for the multiple choice questions we will use during each round. Simply log onto Kahoot.it the night of the event (either through your mobile device or on a separate browser tab) and we will provide the access code…nothing to download and easy to use. Lots of fun will be had by all and prizes are given to the top 3 players/teams. This program is suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- The Outpost (2019)

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Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat. For October, we will discuss the 2019 film The Outpost. REGISTER HERE 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), while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On October 28, 2022, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. We will cover themes such as conflict, politics, pop culture, the military, and movie-making. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This film may not be suitable for all ages as it contains graphic war scenes and adult language. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Virtual Drink & Draw November

Online WI

Join us for our virtual Drink & Draw events as our Artist In-Residence, Yvette Pino, leads you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. So gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. This event is free of charge, open to anyone who registers, and is suitable for all ages. We will send you a link to join the event after you register. REGISTER HERE Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA or the Veterans Crisis hotline. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation’s Convoy Speaker Series Featuring Vietnam Veteran Don Weber

The Grand Hotel Ballroom, 207 Pearl Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 207 Pearl Street, La Crosse, WI

Join us on Saturday, November 12th for this year's Convoy Speaker Series fundraiser at The Grand Hotel Ballroom in La Crosse, WI. The Convoy Speaker Series is designed to connect veterans among themselves and with the museum, connect a community, and educate people about veterans’ experiences and some great stories related to Wisconsin veterans. This is a traveling speaker series that is hosted in a new community across Wisconsin each year. This year, the event will feature keynote Don Weber. Don will share his story as a United States Marine Corps Vietnam War Combat Veteran. For his distinguished military service he has received many awards, among them the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He is also the founder of Logistics Health and additional businesses that have helped grow the economic base in Wisconsin as a whole. There will be a VIP reception with Don, starting at 10 AM until 11:30 AM. Tickets are $50/person. The cost includes a special presentation with the Director of the Museum, drinks, lunch and the keynote speech. General Admission cost is $25/person and includes lunch at 11:30 AM and program. If you can't make it in-person, you can join us virtually for $5 and we will send you instructions. All proceeds benefit programs and exhibits at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. REGISTER FOR EVENT BELOW Thank you to our sponsors!

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Trivia Night

Online WI

Join us for our virtual trivia night and test your historical knowledge. Sign up as individuals or as a team and go head to head with other players. This free event will be based on 3 rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics such as: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts. REGISTER HERE For this virtual trivia night, we will be using the Kahoot! app. This app will allow for the multiple choice questions we will use during each round. Simply log onto Kahoot.it the night of the event (either through your mobile device or on a separate browser tab) and we will provide the access code…nothing to download and easy to use. Lots of fun will be had by all and prizes are given to the top 3 players/teams. This program is suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Mess Night: Gregory A. Daddis

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

Speaking on his 2020 book, Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men's Adventure Magazines. Please join us for our quarterly dinner series with guest Gregory A. Daddis, who is the Director of the Center for War and Society and the USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History. He will be speaking on his 2020 book, Pulp Vietnam : War and Gender in Cold War Men's Adventure Magazines. REGISTER HERE Mess Night at the Museum: November 17, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5:30-6:15 - Happy Hour 6:15-7:00 - Dinner 7:00-8:00 - Presentation $48 MEMBERS |  $56 NON-MEMBERS | $40 STUDENTS (W/ID) 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. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. This event is suitable for all ages.

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- The Killing Fields (1984)

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Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat. For November, we will discuss the 1984 film The Killing Fields. REGISTER HERE 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), while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On November 25, 2022, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. We will cover themes such as conflict, politics, pop culture, the military, and movie-making. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This film may not be suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.  

Free

Book Talk with John Armbruster- Tailspin

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John Armbruster’s latest work tells the story of Gene Moran, a tail gunner in a B-17 that was shot in half with Moran’s half plummeting 4 miles to the ground. After surviving this fall, his story only gets more intense. REGISTER HERE This program is free and may not be suitable for all ages as it contains some graphic detail. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Virtual Drink & Draw December

Online WI

Join us for our virtual Drink & Draw events as our Artist In-Residence, Yvette Pino, leads you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. So gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. This event is free of charge, open to anyone who registers, and is suitable for all ages. We will send you a link to join the event after you register. REGISTER HERE Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA or the Veterans Crisis hotline. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- The Hurt Locker (2008)

Online WI

Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat. For December, we will discuss the 2008 film The Hurt Locker. REGISTER HERE 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), while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On December 16, 2022, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. We will cover themes such as conflict, politics, pop culture, the military, and movie-making. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This film may not be suitable for all ages as it contains graphic war scenes and adult language. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free