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VIRTUAL DRINK & DRAW: JUL 10

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Our artist-in-residence, Yvette Pino, will lead you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. 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 and open to anyone who registers.

Curator Conversations: Behind the Scenes of The Art of Harold F‭. ‬Schmitz Exhibition

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Spend your lunch hour with Wisconsin Veterans Museum staff, Yvette Pino and Brittany Strobel, as they discuss their curatorial process for the making of‭ "‬In My Spare Moments‭: ‬The Art of Harold F‭. ‬Schmitz‭." ‬Learn behind-the-scenes stories about the research and planning that went into the exhibit.‬ ‬‬‬‬‬ This is a free virtual event you will enjoy via Zoom. Please register in advance by following the "Tickets" link. This panel discussion is presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. REGISTER HERE

Trivia Night

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Join us for trivia night and test your historical knowledge. Sign up as individuals or as a team and go head to head with other players from around the state. This free event will be based on four rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics associated with Wisconsin military history, to include: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts. For this virtual trivia night, you will need to download the Kahoot! app. You will receive download instructions during the registration process. Prizes awarded to the top three players/teams. This event is an educational component of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. REGISTER HERE

Curator Conversations: The Korean War Armistice

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Spend your lunch hour with Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Chris Kolakowski and Oral Historian (and U.S. Army veteran) Luke Sprague as they discuss The Korean War armistice. The Armistice was signed July 27, 1953. However, peace remains elusive in Korea and the war is technically not over. This discussion will cover the war, its aftermath, and Korea 70 years later. This is a free virtual panel discussion presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation via Zoom. Please register in advance by following the “ticket” link below. REGISTER HERE

Free

Curator Conversations: End of WWII

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Join Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Chris Kolakowski and Curator of History Kevin Hampton for a discussion of the end of World War II. The staff will share stories of Wisconsin Veterans involved in the earth-shattering end of the war in the Pacific and examine how those events still matter today. This event is free and presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. REGISTER HERE

VIRTUAL DRINK & DRAW

Online WI

Our artist-in-residence, Yvette Pino, will lead you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. 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 and open to anyone who registers.

VIRTUAL DRINK AND DRAW: UPSIDE DOWN DRAWING

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The world is turned upside down 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. Here’s your opportunity to be an “artist-in- residence” at our virtual Drink and Draw. We will lead you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. 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 and open to anyone who registers. We will send you a link to join the event after you register. REGISTER

Free

TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOURS

CEMETERY TOURS GO 360 THIS YEAR Because we want to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic, we will not be presenting in-person cemetery tours this year. While we agree that this change is a disappointment, the museum staff will present Talking Spirits Cemetery Tours: Myths and Realities through a 360-degree virtual tour of Forest Hill Cemetery on Madison’s near west side. Click here to take the tour. All you need to view the tour is internet access, and a computer, tablet, or smart phone; no special applications are required. You can view the tour at any time and as many times as you like. Access is free.  

Free

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 from around the state. This free event will be based on 4 rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics associated with Wisconsin military history, to include: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts! 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. REGISTER HERE

Free

Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection

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As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is proud to share this program with you. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp has researched and written on how a groundswell of support helped create a Lego set representing women’s contributions to aerospace. Join us for a discussion of how women have worked from the very beginning of aviation to innovate, and how museums have documented their stories. Featuring:  Margaret Weitekamp, PhD, Curator and Department Chair, Space History Department, National Air and Space Museum REGISTER HERE

Free

April Trivia Night

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Have fun testing your historical knowledge and join us for virtual trivia night. 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. For this game, we use the Kahoot! app. This app will allow for the multiple-choice questions we ask 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. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation REGISTER HERE

Free