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The history, the people and the stories of the Upper Midwest


SPARK! is a monthly program for individuals living with early-to-mid stage memory loss, their care partners, and family members. Participants are engaged in lively conversations, exhibit exploration, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities, and encouraged to make new friends, socialize and learn interesting stories.




SPARK! is held from 2-3:30pm on the third Friday of every month at the Civil War Museum.




2017 SPARK! Dates and Topics:


August 18: 19th Century Games: Jacob’s Ladder, checkers, and more

September 15: Transportation: Trains, horses and boats. Take a ride on the streetcar!

October 20: Trades From Long Ago


Space for this free program is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact Jenn at 262-653-4423 or

To learn more about SPARK! programming and other partner museums, visit Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin.


The free SPARK! program is made possible by the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy.