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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.

January 18, 2019: Victorian Spa Day

Beat the winter blues by making Victorian bath products. Learn the process of making soap and create your own signature tea blend.

February 15, 2019; Family History

The Civil War Museum has a lot of family stories within the gallery. Learn about important Upper Midwest family stories, then create your own family stories.

March 15, 2019; Civil War Soldier

Life as a Civil War soldier was incredibly hard. Handle artifacts and explore the exhibit to learn about what they carried, ate, and how they lived.

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.