Curator Conversations with Rick Wolf: The Legacy of Fritz Wolf

Online WI

Rick Wolf, son of Wisconsin native and WWII Ace Fritz Wolf, will talk about his father’s heroics during his time as one of the first “Flying Tigers,” Navy combat aviator, and his post-war life. REGISTER HERE This program is free, open to the public, and is suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Book Talk with David Chrisinger- The Man Who Told America The Truth About D-Day: Ernie Pyle

Online WI

In June 1944, Ernie Pyle, a 43-year-old journalist from rural Indiana, was as ubiquitous in the everyday lives of millions of Americans as Walter Cronkite would be during the Vietnam War. And what Pyle witnessed on the Normandy coast triggered a sort of journalistic conversion for him: Soon his readers — a broad section of the American public — were digesting columns that brought them more of the war’s pain, costs, and losses at a time when America's fighting men needed the home front to better understand what it truly cost to liberate Europe from fascism. REGISTER HERE This program is free and suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Book Talk with John W. Coe – Rear Admiral John G. Crommelin: Naval Hero, Conspiracy Theorist, White Supremacist

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

Please join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in-person on June 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm as we welcome author and historian John W. Coe, who will be presenting his newest book, Rear Admiral John G. Crommelin: Naval Hero, Conspiracy Theorist, White Supremacist. This book talk will be held in the museum’s Education Center and is free and open to the public. For information, please visit the museum website (wisvetsmuseum.com/events) or contact the museum at: visitor.curator@dva.wisconson.gov. REGISTER HERE Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. This event is appropriate for all ages.

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 from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Virtual Drink & Draw July

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 from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Book Talk with William Woolley – Creating the Modern Army: Citizen-Soldiers and the American Way of War, 1919-1939

Online WI

William Woolley will be joining us to talk about his newest work, Creating the Modern Army: Citizen-Soldiers and the American Way of War, 1919–1939, which looks at the creation and growth of the U.S. Army during the interwar years. REGISTER HERE This program is free and suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

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 from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Book Talk with John McManus – Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944

Online WI

John McManus will be joining us to talk about his newest work, Island Infernos: The US Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944, which explores the Army’s dogged pursuit of Japanese forces, island by island, throughout 1944, a year that would bring America ever closer to victory or defeat. REGISTER HERE This program is free and suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Virtual Drink & Draw August

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 from Generac Power Systems.

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 from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- Is Paris Burning? (1966)

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 August, we will discuss the 1966 film Is Paris Burning? 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 August 26, 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 depicts battle sequences, mild language, and alcohol and tobacco depictions. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free