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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.


All SPARK! programs are currently being offered virtually. Please register for the free program at [email protected] or 262-653-4141. A link to Zoom will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Friday, September 18  |  2 – 3:30pm

Learn about the draft riots in Port Washington, the Civil War camp in Madison, and about the Soldier Home in Milwaukee.


Storytelling and the Civil War

Friday, October 16  |  2 – 3:30pm

Listen to stories about the Civil War from soldiers as well as authors like Walt Whitman and Herman, then write your own story.