History Sandwiched In Lecture

History Sandwiched In: Peace Comes to Wisconsin - Lessons and Legacies of World War I

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

12:15-1 pm

EnlargeThe Great War Comes to Wisconsin

The Great War Comes to Wisconsin by Rick Pifer


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the great holocaust of World War I came to a bloody end. Even to the last hour men died as generals maneuvered for advantage in case the peace failed. The world gave a great sigh of relief. Troops began to come home immediately; communities hailed their returning heroes and life slowly returned to normal. Dr. Richard L. Pifer will reflect on the end of the war, what it meant to local communities to welcome their "boys" home, and the future those soldiers faced. The war lasted a scant eighteen months for the United States but ravaged Europe for over four years. Its legacy can still be felt today and its lessons provide poignant cautionaries for our time.

Next Event in the Series

The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, December 11. 


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.