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Start Date: 7/12/2011
End Date: 7/12/2011
Event Times: 6:30–9 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded-Age America

Start your evening with a dinner featuring Southern cuisine. After dinner, Professor James Marten, chair of the history department at Marquette University, will discuss his new book, which explores how the 19th century's "Greatest Generation" was received upon their return from the war. He will examine how these veterans were revered or resented depending upon where "home" was, and explore the ways in which disability, alcoholism, financial stress and the sometimes bitter debates over soldiers' pensions affected the relationships between veterans and civilians.

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin is a monthly series that highlights Wisconsin's rich culinary heritage through food, history and sharing stories.

Add'l Contact Info: Contact Kristina Clark at 608-264-6563 or via email.

Ticket Info: Cost to attend is $35. Wisconsin Historical Society members receive a 10-percent discount on the ticket price. Buy a ticket online.

Registration Deadline: 7/8/2011

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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