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.

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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 examines 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.


HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: University Club, 803 State Street
City: Madison

 

Register here!

 Registration closes December 2nd

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, and take beginner swing lessons at 7 PM. Period dress encouraged and prizes awarded 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

 Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Wisconsin Public Radio.

 

MESS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: OUR BOYS IN FRANCE

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 30 W Mifflin St
City: Madison, WI

Travel back to 1918 with WVM Reference Archivist Russ Horton as he presents OUR BOYS IN FRANCE. Featured materials include: original scripts, slides, and supporting propaganda distributed by the U.S. government's Committee on Public Information.

Community leaders received these materials after the U.S. entered World War I and used them to drum up public support for the war effort. Experience what it was like to be in such a crowd almost 100 years ago and see firsthand how the American public viewed World War I.

$22/members $30/non-members

To register, contact Erin Hoag at 608.264.7663 | visitor.curator@dva.wisconsin.gov

 

 

 

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