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Veterans Day Observance in the Capitol Rotunda

Join in the state observance of Veterans Day in the Capitol Rotunda. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director, Chris Kolakowski will deliver a keynote speech.

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Smithsonian Chooses Museum for Community Engagement Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wisconsin Veterans Museum to Collaborate with Smithsonian and International Coalition of Sites of Conscience on Year-Long Community Engagement Initiative   MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 10, 2022)  This Smithsonian Institution has selected the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to participate in the Fostering Critical Conversations with Our Communities program. The museum

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Curator Conversations: The Spanish Civil War

In James Madison Park sits a small monument, one of four in the United States to the International Brigades that fought in the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. It lists the names of over forty Wisconsinites who fought for the Spanish Republic in the conflict, many seeing their first action eighty-five

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Curator Conversations: Dissecting the Ukraine Conflict

You’ve heard about the conflict over Ukraine in the news lately. Join historians Chris Kolakowski and Kevin Hampton for a timely Curator Conversation to explore why this area is contentious, the history and geography of this region, and how these factors impact the headlines today.  This is a virtual event

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