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.

The Life of a Scout Sniper in Iraq with 1st Sgt. Timothy La Sage

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

 

Presenter: 1st Sgt. Timothy La Sage, Scout Sniper and Combat Veteran

Lecture and Discussion

1st Sgt. Timothy La Sage was stationed in the Iraqi city of Ramadi as a scout sniper before Chris Kyle, of American Sniper fame. Sgt. La Sage will discuss his experiences in “The Most Dangerous City” leading up to the events depicted in the movie American Sniper, what it means to be a scout sniper, and the impact it has on the daily lives of the soldiers and their families.

Passage: A Family’s Exodus and Odyssey For Survival

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin Street
City: Madison

Presenter: John Schissler, Author

Book Talk

In this compelling autobiography, World War II survivor, John Schissler Jr., captures what really happens to people in the wicked no man's land of war and rehabilitation, as his family must wade through the crushing tide of WWII, and somehow rise above a violent, dirty flood of complex political and military conflicts in Czech, Hungarian and later East and West German countrysides and villages. Passage: The Making of An American Family lays out in gritty detail that an official end to war in no way meant an end to the struggle of those effect most by it.

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