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Events

Kenosha Public Museum offers many cultural and educational activities throughout the year. Here is the upcoming schedule.

Museum Munchkins

Musuem MunchkinsWednesdays; 9:30-10am

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. Free admission.

 

Here's the Museum Munchkins Schedule

June 6 – Armadillos; June 13 – Therizinosaurus; June 20 – Cats; June 27 – Eagles; July 11 – Muskox; July 18 – Snakes; July 25 – Bluejays

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSecond Saturday of Every Month, 11am-2pm

Explore your creative side while you take part in hands-on investigations, perform experiments and make projects all inspired by science, technology, engineering and math.

June 9: Weather – Learn what causes different types of weather. Make your own tools to set up a weather station at home, capture lightning in a jar, and make a tornado.

July 14: Rainbows – Who is Roy G. Biv and what does he have to do with rainbows? Why are the colors of the rainbow always in the same order? Find out the answers and more as we explore the art and science of rainbows.

August 11: Wind and Air – Harness the power of wind to make a kite that soars and a vehicle powered by air. Learn where the breeze comes from and make a weather vane to keep track of the wind at your home.

TWSA Gallery Talks

Sundays: June 10, July 8, 2018; 2pm

Take a guided tour through the Transparent Watercolor Society of America exhibit. TWSA artists will walk visitors through the gallery to talk about special techniques and point out special aspects of the paintings.

 

 

Gateway Rose Society Annual Rose Show

Saturday, June 23, 2018; 12:30pm-4pm

See and smell hundreds of roses and arrangements during this judged show in which only the best of the best roses are included. The public is welcome to enter the show at the Museum 7:30am-9:30am. Visit www.ncdrose.org for more information.

 

 

Family Night at the Museum: Time Traveler Rescue

Friday, June 29, 2018; 6pm-8pm | $12 ($10 FOM)/person (1 adult is required to register along with every 1-3 children) | Register Here

Urgent! The Museum Bureau of Time Travel needs your help. We’ve received reports from several alien scientists. Their time machines are malfunctioning and they’re jumping through time with no control over where or when they travel. This is a call for junior agents who can help us figure out what went wrong.

We need adventurous families to join our team as we attempt to rescue these lost time travelers and repair their ships. Search for clues, solve puzzles, and perform experiments that will give you the tools needed to rebuild their time machines and bring them back to the present.

 

Museum Crawl

Museum CrawlFriday, July 13, 2018; 6pm-10pm | $40 ($30 FOM), for adults 21+ only | Registration required, and tickets sell out quickly. Register here.

Get ready for the 8th Annual progressive party at the Museums! Sample delicious food and beer from local establishments. View amazing exhibits. Listen to awesome live music and play crazy games.

Restaurant Sponsors: Capt. Mike’s, Franks Diner, Twisted Cuisine, The Buzz Cafe, Trolley Dogs, Mike’s Sportsbook, Sazzy B, The Garage.

Dessert Sponsors: Robin’s Nest Cakery, Elsie Mae’s, Mike’s Donuts & Chicken

Beer Sponsors: PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co, Rustic Road Brewing Co, R’Noggin’ Brewing Co, CJW

Park and sign in at the Public Museum, then take the streetcar to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum to start the party. Streetcars will then take everyone to the Civil War Museum between 7pm-7:30pm.

Friends of Museums Annual Art Fair

Kenosha Museums Art FairSunday, July 15, 2018; 10am-5pm | Location: Museum Campus

Listen to live music and grab lunch or a snack as you peruse and purchase beautiful works of art from outdoor and indoor booths. Kids, stop by the Museums’ Art Tent to create your own artwork to take home.

Are you an artist? Submit a 2018 exhibitor application today!  2018 Exhibitor Application

 

KUSD Summer Student Art Show

Sunday, July 15-Sunday, July 22, 2018 | Location: Civil War Museum

See hundreds of student art projects on display in the Civil War Museum lobby.

 

 

 

21st Annual Pike River Rendezvous

Saturday, August 4, 2018; 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Simmons Island, Kenosha

Step back in time to the Fur Trade Era when American Indians and fur traders gathered to exchange goods and services. Watch more than 300 reenactors, craft and trade demonstrations, musical entertainment, and juggling. There are games, activities and entertainment for all ages. Parking in Kennedy Park with free horse-drawn wagon shuttle.

Thank you to our sponsor, Crawford & Wright Orthodontics.

How to be an Indian in the 21st Century

Saturday, August 11, 2018; 1pm-2pm

Join the Museum in welcoming Louis V. Clark III, an Oneida author, who will discuss his book How to be an Indian in the 21st Century. The presentation will include 30-40 minutes of stories and poems, followed by a Q & A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase in the gift shop.

 

 

Spark!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Spark! Dates and Topics

 

Friday, May 18, 2018, Pottery – Civil War soldiers came home to have all sorts of jobs, including potters and other artists. Learn about soldiers’ lives after the war, and make your own pinch pot with artist, Carley Duchac.

Friday, June 15, 2018, Gardens – Learn about what type of plants were grown in gardens during the Civil War. Taste different vegetables and fruits and plant your own seeds to take home.

Friday, July 20, 2018, Civil War Music – Come to the Museum to listen to My Little Red Canoe, a music group that focuses on Civil War music and mixes singing with storytelling.

Friday, August 17, 2018, Families – Take a tour of the new exhibit, For Honor and Family: Three Families in the Civil War. Then create your own scrapbook page to be added to your family’s heirlooms.