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Second Friday Lecture: Post-Civil War Veteran Mental Health

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

Friday, June 14  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Dr. Gregory Burek Dr. Gregory Burek’s presentation will focus on post-Civil War diagnosis and treatment of PTSD or other mental illnesses that were seen in Civil War veterans. Dr. Gregory Burek is a psychiatrist and founder of Aurora Health Care’s Veteran Program, along with his colleague […]

Kenosha Pops Opening Concert

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

Saturday, June 8  |  2:00pm – 3:00pm  |  Free The summer concert season for the Kenosha Pops begins with their annual free indoor performance at the Civil War Museum’s Freedom Hall.

Workshop: Patriotic Twill Round Basket

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

Saturday, June 8 (held at CWM) |  10:00am – 4:00pm  |  Instructor: Sandy Bulgrin  |  $76 ($92 for non-member)  |  Register Here Students will start with dyed spokes. Sections of alternating red and natural, with a section of all blue spokes that are inserted in the 8” wood base. The sides are then woven with a […]

SPARK! Exploring Family History

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

Friday, May 17  |  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 […]

Event Series Sensory Friendly Days

Sensory Friendly Day at the Civil War Museum

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

Saturday, May 11  |  9:00am - 10:00am  |  Free Sensory Friendly Days are designed to provide visitors of all ages with complex developmental disabilities, sensory sensitivities, or on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore the museum exhibits during special early-morning hours before the museum opens to the general public. Where possible, […]

Second Friday Lecture Series: The Soldier Boy from Lena

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

Friday, May 10  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: William Grigg The Soldier Boy from Lena is based on the book of the same name featuring original content on the life of Henry Eugene Way.  Way served in the Union Army from 1862-1864 in the 72nd Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, also known as the First Chicago Board […]

Behind the Scenes Tour of ‘Faith in the Fight’

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

Monday, May 6  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm  |  Presenters: Doug Dammann and Robert Miller  |  $16 ($20 non-members)  |  Register Here Join the Civil War Museum for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s Faith in the Fight exhibit with Rev. Robert Miller, author of Both Prayed to the Same God. Rev. Miller worked closely with the staff of the […]

Carthage College Lincoln Symposium

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

Carthage College, The Lincoln Forum, and the Civil War Museum are proud to present the third annual Lincoln Symposium Thursday, April 25 through Friday, April 26, 2024. REGISTER HERE Reception, Dinner, and Program with Dr. James Oakes  |  Thursday, April 25  |  5:30pm – 9:00pm  |  Civil War Museum  |  Free, registration required Join us […]

SPARK! Guess the Gadget

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

Friday, April 19  |  2:00pm – 3:30pm The Civil War Museum features a variety of strange and interesting 19th century soldiers and civilians.  At this SPARK! Meeting, our group will explore some of these and figure out what their uses were. SPARK! programs are designed for people in the early-to-mid stages of memory loss to […]

Civil War Museum Media Club: The Lincoln Miracle by Edward Achorn

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

Monday, April 15  |  6:30pm  |  Presenter: Doug Dammann |  $8 ($10 non-member)  |  Register Here The Lincoln Miracle tells the vivid, behind-the-scenes story of perhaps the most consequential political moment in American history – Abraham Lincoln’s history-changing nomination to lead the Republican Party in the 1860 presidential election. Edward Achorn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Commentary […]

The Lady Elgin Disaster and It’s Role in Wisconsin’s Civil War Politics

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

Saturday, April 13  |   1:00pm – 3:00pm  |   Speaker: Brendon Baillod The Lady Elgin is infamous as one of the worst disasters in the history of the Great Lakes.  The sidewheel steamship was lost in a collision off Winnetka, Illinois, taking over 300 lives and decimating Milwaukee’s Irish community.  Join maritime historian Brendon Baillod as […]

Second Friday Lecture Series: D.L. Moody and the Civil War

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

Friday, April 12  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Steve Worsham  Dwight L. Moody moved from Boston to Chicago as a teenager shortly before the start of the Civil War.  Moody achieved financial success in the shoe business but serving a Christian mission became his greater focus as he matured.  To that end, Moody worked […]

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