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Museum Munchkins

Wednesdays, 9:30am-10am

Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun program designed to get you and your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection.

*** All April  Munchkins will be streamed live on Facebook! ***

Sing along and hear the story from your home.  Tune in starting at 9:30am.

 Click here for the KPM Facebook page.

Or watch any time on our YouTube channel.

 

Munchkins Schedule

  April 1 – Shrikes; April 8 – Dinosaurs; April 15 – Otters; April 22 – Gray Fox; April 29 – African Lions; May 6 – Grasshoppers; May 13 – Raccoons; May 20 – Sea Stars; May 27 – Giant Ground Sloths; June 3 – White Tailed Deer; June 10 – Carnotaurus; June 17 – Ladybugs; June 24 – Coyotes 

 

Kohl’s Wild Theater Presents: Leona Lionheart Saves the World

Monday, April 13 | 1pm | ***  This event has been canceled ***

Join Leona on this imaginative 30-minute adventure as she explores conservation’s most famous women. Along the way, she learns how she can be a legend too.  *Most appropriate for ages 5-10

Kohl’s Wild Theater is produced by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee in partnership with Kohl’s. Kohl’s Wild Theater provides free, conservation themed theater performance to inspire audiences of all ages to learn and care more about our natural world using drama, songs, and puppetry.

 

Curiosity Corner

3rd Sunday of the Month | 1-2pm

Stop by the Curiosity Corner in the museum’s Field Station to explore different animals and scientific topics through games, hands-on experiences and story time.

CANCELED – April 19 – Celebrate Earth Day

May 17 – Woodland Animals

 

Rebel Poet

Sunday, May 3 | 2-3pm

Join the museum in welcoming back Oneida author Louis V. Clark III as he reads stories and poems from his new book, Rebel Poet: More Stories From a 21st Century Indian. A Q&A session and book signing will follow.

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This eagerly anticipated follow-up to How to be an Indian in the 21st Century delves more deeply into the themes of family, community, grief, and the struggle to make a place in the world when your very identity is considered suspect. Author Louis Clark examines the effects of his mother’s alcoholism and his young sister’s death, offers an intimate recounting of the backlash he faced as an Indian on the job, and celebrates the hard-fought sense of home he and his wife have created.

Born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in Northeastern Wisconsin, Louis Clark turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of this people, the People of the Standing Stone. He is a member of the Iroquois Confederacy and of the Bear clan. His first chapbook, Two Shoes, was published in the spring of 2011. His memoir, How to be an Indian in the 21st Century, received the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for 2017

 

I’ve Heard of Her

Third Thursdays | Noon | Location: Civil War Museum

CANCELED – April 16: Belle Boyd – Maria “Belle” Boyd was a Confederate spy during the Civil War, so why is she buried near Wisconsin Dells? And how did she get the nickname Belle? Hear stories about growing up in a wealthy family in Virginia, why she felt forced to action in support of the Confederacy, and how she avoided prosecution for her crimes.

May 21: Margaret Mead – At the time of her death, Margaret Mead was the most famous anthropologist in the world. Learn how her work in Oceania revolutionized the field, about her strong opinions on domestic issues, and how all of this affected her relationships with others. How do her finding and methods hold up almost 100 years later?

 

SPARK! at the Civil War Museum

Third Fridays | 2-3:30pm | Location: Civil War Museum

SPARK! is a monthly program for individuals in early to mid-stages of memory loss and their caregivers. Participants are engaged in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities. Space is limited, so reservations are required. 262-653-4423 or spark@kenosha.org.

CANCELED – April 17: Civil War Science

May 15: Flowers