: 6:30–9 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Contact Info E-mail: museum@
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
: Cost to attend is $35. Wisconsin Historical Society members receive a 10-percent discount on the ticket price. Buy a ticket online
: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square
: Wisconsin Historical Museum
: 30 N Carroll St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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