Virtual Drink & Draw May

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

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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 from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- The Keeping Room (2014)

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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 May, we will discuss 2014's The Keeping Room. 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 May 27, 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 appropriate for all ages as there are some instances of combat violence, nudity, and strong language. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Curator Conversations with Rick Wolf: The Legacy of Fritz Wolf

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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

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

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 June, we will discuss 2010's Beneath Hill 60. 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 June 24, 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 appropriate for all ages as there are some instances of combat violence, nudity, and strong language. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

A Splendid Little War: The Spanish-American War

Online WI

The 1898 War with Spain (also known as the Spanish-American War) ended the Spanish Empire and made the United States a global power. Its effects rippled across the 20th Century and beyond. Join WVM’s Director Chris Kolakowski and Curator of History Kevin Hampton for a discussion about the conflict and Wisconsin’s role in it. This event is free, virtual, and suitable for all ages. Please register in advance.  REGISTER HERE 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

18th Annual WVMF Golf Outing, Sponsored by WPS Health Solutions

The Oaks Golf Course 4740 Pierceville Rd, Cottage Grove, WI

The 18th annual Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation golf outing, sponsored by WPS Health Solutions, is scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2022. The event will take place at the beautiful course at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. Registration includes green fees, a cart with GPS, range balls, tee gifts, lunch and a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception following golf. Competitors will be divided into two separate divisions, allowing contestants the opportunity to compete with individuals in their own age group. Division one will be made up of contestants ages 65 and younger. Division two will be contestants ages 65 and older. Winners in both divisions will receive prizes!  All proceeds from this event support educational programs and exhibits at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. This event is sold out!!! Thank you to our 2022 sponsors! Major Event Sponsor: Associate Sponsors: Tim Reiland & Liz Orella Drink Cart/Food Sponsor: Hospitality Sponsors:               Corporate Sponsors:                                                             Individual Sponsors: Lewis B. Harned, M.D. The Heiliger Family in loving memory of Donald Heiliger, Sr. William & Jackie Hustad The McCarthy Family in honor/memory of Harry McCarthy Dave Shaw *Sponsorships are still available!* To learn more about our sponsor packages or to sign up to sponsor this event, please contact Jennifer Carlson at jennifer.carlson@wvmfoundation.com or (608) 576-2553.

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

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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