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Voices of Freedom

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Tuesday, June 18  |  12:00pm – 3:00pm Explore the compelling narratives of 19th-century African Americans who courageously traversed the Underground Railroad to secure their freedom or generously aided others on their path to liberty. Engage in an interactive experience by crafting tabletop exhibits showcasing artifacts symbolizing the profound journeys of these remarkable individuals.

SPARK! Civil War Printing and Engraving

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Friday, June 21  |  2:00pm – 3:30pm The Civil War Museum has many family stories within the gallery. Explore these family histories, then share and create your own family tree. SPARK! programs are designed for people in the early-to-mid stages of memory loss to visit with their family and care partners. This monthly program engages participants […]

“There Will Never Be Any Such Gathering of Men Again” The 1913 Soldiers Reunion at Gettysburg

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Saturday, June 29  |  1:00pm – 2:00pm  |  Speaker: John L. Hopkins It was front-page news throughout the country—the largest gathering of Union and Confederate veterans ever held. “ will be talked about and written about as long as the American people boast of the dauntless courage of Gettysburg,” declared a woman who accompanied her […]

Second Friday Lecture Series: Buffalo Soldiers: The Invisible Soldiers Who Fought For a Dream

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Friday, July 12  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Darrell Greene, LTC(R) Learn the history, sacrifices, and incredible achievements of the Buffalo Soldiers and African Americans who have served in our armed forces. In 1770, Crispus Attucks, an African American man, was the first American to die in the fight for the independence of the […]

Summer Camp: Archaeology Expedition

Kenosha Public Museum 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Archaeology Expedition Camp Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  $48 ($60 non-members) What secrets are hidden from the past? Explore the science of archaeology through hands-on activities, discover ancient cultures through stories and artifacts and solve mysteries from history just like real archaeologists! Register for Ages 5 – 6  […]

Summer Camp: Archaeology Expedition

Kenosha Public Museum 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Archaeology Expedition Camp Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  $48 ($60 non-members) What secrets are hidden from the past? Explore the science of archaeology through hands-on activities, discover ancient cultures through stories and artifacts and solve mysteries from history just like real archaeologists! Register for Ages 5 – 6  […]

Summer Camp: Archaeology Expedition

Kenosha Public Museum 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Archaeology Expedition Camp Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18  |  10:00am – 12:00pm  |  $48 ($60 non-members) What secrets are hidden from the past? Explore the science of archaeology through hands-on activities, discover ancient cultures through stories and artifacts and solve mysteries from history just like real archaeologists! Register for Ages 5 – 6  […]

Toward Justice

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Tuesday, July 30  |  5:30pm – 7:30pm  |  Free, registration required  |  Register Here We invite you to attend a special artistic commemoration marking the 156th Anniversary of the Equal Protection Clause and the ratification of the 14th Amendment featuring captivating performances by The Prairie String Quartet and Dr. Shannon Sloan-Spice. Experience “Toward Justice,” a musical […]

Second Friday Lecture Series: A New Look: Gainesville and Brawner Farm

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Friday, August 9  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Lance Herdegen The Iron Brigade’s opening battle came August 28, 1862 on the John Brawner farm near Gainesville, Virginia. The story has been told before, but never from a fog of war view with one author writing of the Union side and another from the Confederate. […]

Illinois Holds the Key: The Vicksburg Campaign

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Tuesdays, August 13 and 20  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Presenter: Mr. Robert Girardi  |  $24 ($30 for non-members)  |  Register Here President Abraham Lincoln remarked, “Vicksburg is the key! The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.”  He recognized that control of the Mississippi River was a […]

Second Friday Lecture Series: The Letterman Medical Evacuation Plan at Antietam

Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI, United States

Friday, September 13  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Dr. Gordon Dammann Dr. Jonathan Letterman forever changed the course of both the Civil War and modern medicine with the innovations he installed within the Medical Department of the Union Army between 1862 and 1864.  The crowning medical achievement of what became known as “The Letterman […]

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