Book Talk with Megan Bever- At War With King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in The Civil War

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At War with King Alcohol explores the ways that Civil War soldiers used liquor and examines the societal debates that grew out of their uses. The study looks at liquor’s medicinal uses during the war, broadens out to soldiers’ drinking habits, and ultimately focuses on the ways that society tried to regulate liquor during the war. REGISTER HERE This event is virtual, free, and suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

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VIRTUAL DRINK & DRAW FEBRUARY

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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.

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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.

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Book Talk with Gwen Strauss- The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany

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The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. 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.  

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MOVIE NIGHT VIRTUAL DISCUSSION- FOXHOLE (2021)

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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. REGISTER HERE For February, we will discuss the 2021 film Foxhole. 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 February 24, 2023, 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 depicts battle sequences, violence, mild language, and alcohol and tobacco depictions. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

Free

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

MOVIE NIGHT VIRTUAL DISCUSSION- HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)

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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. REGISTER HERE For March, we will discuss the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge. 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 March 31, 2023, 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 depicts battle sequences, violence, mild language, and alcohol and tobacco depictions. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation in memory of Pat Finley.

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