Details about Classes can be found here.
Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the series is a free program sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable and Iron Brigade Association.
Bring your lunch or purchase snacks and beverages from the Museum’s gift shop.
Firearms Technology During the Civil War
July 10, 2015; Noon-1pm
Presented by David Stavlo. Gunsmith David Stavlo has been buying, selling, repairing, and restoring original Civil War-era firearms on a full-time basis for five years. During this program, Mr. Stavlo will discuss the evolution of firearms during the Civil War from flintlocks and outdated technology during the beginning of the war to the modern self-contained cartridge and repeating rifle used at the end. His talk will be illustrated by original display pieces and images.
The Story of Camp Douglas, Chicago’s Forgotten Civil War Prison
August 14, 2015; Noon-1pm
Presented by David Keller. Mr. Keller provides a history of the Camp Douglas prison camp based on stories from diaries and journals of Confederate prisoners. The presentation includes information on conditions and loss of life at the camp, current status of the camp’s site, and work done by the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation to provide a lasting remembrance of the camp.
5th Annual Museum Crawl
Friday, July 10, 2015; 6pm-10pm | Event #0920620304 | $35 ($25 FOM) | Adults 21 and over only |Register using paper
See the Museums in a new light at an adults-only progressive party.
- Savor food from Franks Diner, Mangia Wine Bar, and Capt. Mike’s.
- Drink specially selected beers from Public Craft Brewing Co., Rustic Road Brewery, and CJW.
- Enjoy music from Roxie Beane, Matt Meyer, and Real Deal.
- Plus, play games, see cool exhibits, and hang out with old and new friends.
Tickets go fast. Register today!
8th Annual Great Lakes Civil War Forum: 1865 – Melt, Melt Away Ye Armies
Saturday, September 12, 2015; Registration 8:30am, first speaker at 9:30am; catered lunch included | Event #0420355408 | $60 Non-Member ($50 FOM) | Register
Here are speaker and presentation details.
Antietam Campaign Tour
October 18-21, 2015
We are embarking on a multi-day tour of the sites and battlefields of the 1862 Antietam Campaign!
Tour highlights include:
o Chartered transportation from the base hotel to all historic sites
o Programs and guided tours with park historians, authors, and licensed guides
o All hotel arrangements and meals included in the tour
Here is information about the cost of the tour, an itinerary, and a registration form.