Wisconsin Veterans Museum | Events

The museum sponsors events and programs throughout the year, most of which are free. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Did you miss a program at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum? Visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels to watch our award-winning programs or find links to select past events here.

New Temporary Exhibit: THE ART OF PERSUASION: MOBILIZING THE MASSES IN WORLD WAR I

Date: May 27, 2016 - March 1, 2017
Location: 30 W. Mifflin St.
City: Madison

This new exhibit will examine the role of propaganda in shaping public opinion during the war. The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in World War I will be on display in our temporary exhibit space until March 2017.


WARRIOR BOOK CLUB AT THE MUSEUM

Date: September 21 - November 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 30 W. Mifflin St. WVM Research Center, 3rd Floor
City: Madison

The Wisconsin Veterans  Museum  introduces WARRIOR BOOK CLUB AT THE MUSEUM. Join us as we explore the theme of deployment featured in The Things they Carried, Redeployment, and a modern translation  of Philoctetes.

Books will be provided. Registration is free and required.

Dates: Sept. 21 | Oct. 19 | Nov. 16 


FALL GALLERY NIGHT

Date: October 7, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 30 W. Mifflin St.
City: Madison

Join us for Madison Gallery Night presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Explore the Museum and experience our new temporary exhibit The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in World War I.  The exhibit will examine the role of propaganda in shaping public opinion during the war.  


TALKING SPIRITS CEMETERY TOUR XVIII

Date: October 8-9, 2016
Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd.
City: Madison
 
The Eighteenth Annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour at Forest Hill Cemetery will take place the first week of October.

Tuesday, Oct. 4-Friday, Oct. 7: Talking Spirits Cemetery Educational/School Tours available. For more information or to book at tour, contact us at (608)-264-7663 or by email at visitor.curator@dva.wisconsin.gov

Saturday, Oct. 8: Experience the evening at the cemetery with the first-ever Candlelit Tour of Forest Hill Cemetery. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PUBLIC DAY-Sunday, Oct. 9: Join us for the Eighteenth Annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour Public Day tours. On the 90-minute walking tour, local actors portray the contributions of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and citizens buried at Forest Hill Cemetery. Sunday Tours leave every 20 minutes starting at 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Purchase tickets online for public day Sunday tours. Purchasing tickets online will allow you to book preferred time slots of tours. Online ticket purchase will become available in September. Members contact Eileen at 608-261-0536 for special pricing and to reserve your spot.

 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: University Club, 803 State Street
City: Madison
Join us for an evening of dancing and fun as you step back into the 1940s with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS USO-Style Holiday Dance at the University Club in Madison. 
Enjoy this WWII-era experience with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dance all night to music, take beginner swing lessons at 7 PM. Period dress encouraged and awards given to best dressed. Opportunities to sponsor the museum’s upcoming World War I exhibit will be available by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation Giving Tree.
 
$50 Student with ID | $60 Member | $80 Non-Member
 
Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Erin Hoag 608.264.7663

 

 

 

 

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.