EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)— The Chippewa Valley Museum hosts a number of events in November.
WWI and America: Free Speech in WWI Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 7th – 6 to 8 PM
Professor Tim Shiell, Director of the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at UW-Stout, will discuss the limits of free speech in Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley during the Great War, including the major rationales for and against permitting anti-war speech. The Chippewa Valley presents a unique and complicated case study of this issue during World War I, as two foreign language newspapers, Der Herold (German) and The Reform (Norwegian), held pacifist positions that attracted scrutiny and controversy. Free and open to the public.
Friday, November 24th – 1 to 5 PM
"Holiday Toy Trains" is back for a third year: November 24 - December 30 (see dates/times below) at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Marvel at the 384 square foot standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays! Watch original toy trains from the early 20th century and along with reproductions, whizzing around a miniature landscape that includes a toy dairy farm, Fort McCoy, log cabins, and more.
Lighted night trains will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings! The display opens Friday, November 24 from 1-5 pm, and will be open through December 30 on Saturdays 10am-5pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for children (includes general admission to the museum), and only $2 per person on Tuesday evenings (free general admission), and $2 per person for museum members on any day.