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


December 20, 2019; Holiday Tea

Learn how to set a table for tea service, complete a holiday craft and sip tea while listening to holiday music.

January 17: Kenosha Public Museum

SPARK! is taking a field trip to the Kenosha Public Museum, located right next door! Get up close to art works, create stories, and finish by creating your own work of art. Participants will meet at the Kenosha Public Museum lobby.

February 21: Hold Your Horses!

Kenosha was home to a Civil War training camp for the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. Doug Dammann, from the Civil War Museum, will give a short tour of the temporary exhibit, Hold Your Horses!

March 20: Women’s History

SPARK! is celebrating women’s history month. Hear stories of famous Midwestern women who lived during the Civil War, including Cordelia Harvey and Caroline Quarlls, learn about clothing from the 1860s,