Calendar of Events

Winter Lyceum: “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”

Winter Lyceum: "Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville" Patrick Daniels Presents “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”Forty years ago, Rollo Jamison, who had spent his lifetime “saving history,” donated his one-man museum to the City of Platteville. In this presentation, Patrick Daniels will talk about Rollo’s life in Beetown, Wisconsin; finding a new home for …

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Winter Lyceum: “Black History Matters: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin”

Winter Lyceum: "Black History Matters: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin" Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, Clayborn Benson, and a descendent of an original settler of Pleasant Ridge, a Grant County settlement of formerly enslaved African Americans, present:“Black History Matters: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin.” This presentation is co-hosted with the Wisconsin …

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Winter Lyceum: “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum”

Winter Lyceum: "From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum" Jeff Schave Presents “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum” In August of 1862, Burt Sumner and James Hayden traveled from Beetown to the county seat of Lancaster to enlist and answer President Lincoln’s “Call to Arms.” Serving …

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Winter Lyceum: “Curiosity Paving the Way for Perseverance”

Understanding the past habitable conditions on Mars is a primary scientific driver for NASA’s Curiosity rover. During the last eight years, Curiosity has traversed across diverse terrain within Gale crater and drilled the Martian surface over two dozen times. Dr. Williams will provide an update on the latest scientific findings and share spectacular snapshots from along the rover’s journey. In addition, she will present an overview of NASA’s next robotic mission to Mars, Perseverance, which will have landed at Jezero crater in mid-February 2021.

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Winter Lyceum: “The Archeology of the Driftless Area”

Winter Lyceum: “The Archeology of the Driftless Area” Ernie Bozhardt and Danielle Benden Present “The Archeology of the Driftless Area”This accomplished archeological team offers a discussion on the archaeology of the Driftless Area with an emphasis on key sites south of the Wisconsin River. We propose an introduction and brief overview of the region's 13,000-year …

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Winter Lyceum: “Kaiten: Japan’s WWII Human Torpedo That Stunned the U.S. Navy”

WWII ended 50 years earlier when a stunning discovery in 1995 led to a 25-year journey for Mike Mair of Platteville. John Mair, a U.S. Navy veteran, had never revealed to Mike and his siblings the horrific sinking of his ship USS Mississinewa (AO-59) on November 20, 1944. Mike interviewed nearly 300 U.S. and Japanese veterans, reviewed naval records, made scuba dives on Mississinewa while writing the book “Kaiten.” Mike gave a historic speech in Japan in 2019. Learn how the story will continue with global connections and a worldwide film in the making.

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Winter Lyceum: “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later”

Winter Lyceum: “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later” A Fabulous Panel Presents “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later”Discover the legacy of our region’s mining history through the words of actual local folks who worked in on discovering and opening the mine to the public for the American Bicentennial in …

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The Museums are closed for the tour season. Cultural programs and special events are offered year-round, go to our Events page for more information. The Museum will open for tours in May 2021. 

 

In Season: May - October | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Off Season: November - April | Closed

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