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Guests pose for a photo at an event dinner

Featured Programs

Featured Programs

History Sandwiched In

History Sandwiched In is a brown-bag lunch lecture series featuring authors, historians, and experts sharing stories of historical significance. Programs are usually held bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 12:15 – 1 pm.

A presentation is given during the lunchtime event, History Sandwiched in

Hidden History Walking Tours

Take a walk through history with the Wisconsin Historical Museum! Join us as we stroll through local neighborhoods and share stories of the people, organizations, and events that make Madison unique

A guide leads a group of guests on a walking tour


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.

Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss