Spark Special Event

SPARK!: Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity

Monday, November 12, 2018

10-11:30 am

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Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss

This month, staff from the Civil War Museum in Kenosha will share the history of military mascots. You may have heard of Old Abe, the bald eagle mascot for the 8th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. But have you heard of Leo the Lion with the 32nd Division, WI National Guard from the 1960s? Or the rooster that was the mascot for the 30th Wisconsin during the Spanish-American War? These are just some of the stories we will share. Dogs on Call, Inc. will also join us with some surprise furry guests!

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SPARK! is a free program for people experiencing early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. SPARK! programs feature interactive exhibit experiences in a welcoming environment with specially trained museum staff and volunteers. Participants are engaged in lively discussions, object handling, and other multi-sensory activities.

Advance registration is required for SPARK! programs. Please see panel on right for details on how to sign up for this month's program.

For Facilities/Large Groups

Because of size limitations in our exhibit spaces, the museum may need to schedule a special SPARK! session for you on a different date. Please call 608-261-9359 or email for more information.

Next Month's Program

Next month's SPARK! program will take place on Monday, December 10 from 10-11:30 am.

About the SPARK! Alliance

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is a member of the SPARK! Alliance. The SPARK! Alliance is a foundation of 22 museums and cultural centers across Wisconsin and Minnesota committed to the inception, development, facilitation and sustainability of cultural programs for people with memory loss and their caregivers. For more information, visit





Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

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

Accessibility Information

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