Calendar of Events

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.


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.


Miners Ball

This formal event for couples of all ages invites everyone passionate about the history of Platteville to dress up, to enjoy a great dinner, and to swing to the music …

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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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