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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 2pm-3:30pm on the third Friday of every month at the Civil War Museum.




September 15: Getting Around
Come learn about the ways soldiers and civilians got around during the Civil War and how we do now. This program will feature a ride on Kenosha’s streetcar.

October 20: Trades of the Past
Learn the skills of the trades and crafts of the past. Learn about bee keeping, blacksmithing and textile work.

November 17: What They Wore
Civil War era fashion was not just uniforms. Learn what was worn during the 1860s.



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.