Think & Drink Programs
Our Thursday Think & Drink programs feature a range of historical and maritime experts. It is the first Thursday evening of every month, starting at 6:30 pm. Admission is free in person and online, and there is a limited cash bar that features a specialty cocktail and non-alcoholic alternative related to the theme of the talk. Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm.
2023 marks 80 years since USS Cobia‘s keel laying and launch. In celebration of the boat’s birthday, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is hosting a year of Thursday Think & Drinks focused on interesting and untold stories from World War II.
December 7th – Wounded Veterans in Parks: Underwater Archaeology & USS Arizona
Please join us on December 7th at 6:30pm for our free Think & Drink series presentation “Wounded Veterans in Parks: Underwater Archaeology & USS Arizona“ with National Park Service’s Annie Wright. The featured drink of the night will be a Blue Hawaiian Cocktail.
The National Park Service (NPS) and East Carolina University (ECU) have collaborated to bring new opportunities to wounded veterans by giving them the chance to conduct meaningful underwater research. Research has shown psychological and physiological beneﬁts of participation in outdoor activities, scuba diving, and connection with peer support groups for veterans with service-related injuries. Ongoing work in National Parks allows veterans to use military skills and training to work towards a common goal with peers in a rehabilitative environment. Join NPS’s Annie Wright to learn about the work veterans have done at USS Arizona site in Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i.
Alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the limited bar.
Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. The talk and live stream portion begin at 6:30 pm. To access the live stream of this event, please register here: https://forms.gle/Zy5ai7zABycokA8X8
Admission is free both in-person and virtually.
- Native Americans in World War II
- The Ghost Army
- Prohibition, Propaganda, & War
- King Neptune’s Court – Gender Expression in the US Navy
- Wheels of Courage- How Paralyzed WWII Veterans Invented Wheelchair Sports
- The Belles of Baseball – Racine’s Champion AAGPBL Team
- 125, 284 – Japanese Internment, Racism, and Americanism
- Eating for Victory – Food Stories from World War II and Beyond
- Underground Resistance – The Story of Mildred Fish-Harnack
- Disney & Dolphins – Insignia that Defined the Silent Service
- On Eternal Patrol – Finding the Wreck of USS Robalo
- Endurance22 – Finding Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance
- Fire On the Water – Revisiting the shipwrecks Niagara and Phoenix
- Sketching the Great Loop
Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens our democracy through educational and cultural programs that build connections and understanding among people of all backgrounds and beliefs throughout the state.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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