Lunch & Lecture

Enjoy a great lunch and learn about what's happening in research during the Milwaukee Public Museum Lunch & Lecture speaker series. 

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Check back for updates on the Spring 2022 schedule.


Past Lectures

May 18, 2021 - "DNA Sequencing, Morphometric Analysis, and Supercomputers: How Museums Are More like Star Trek Than Downton Abbey"
Dr. Christopher Tyrrell, MPM Adjunct Curator

April 13, 2021 - "Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation"
Karen S. Oberhauser, Director, UW-Madison Arboretum; Professor, Dept. of Entomology

March 9, 2021 - "Ruffled Feathers: The History and Art of MPM’s Dromaeosaurid Models"
Patricia Burke, Curator of Geological Collections/Senior Collections Manager

February 9, 2021 - "The Archaeology of Dogs in the Western Great Lakes"
Richard (Rick) W. Edwards IV, PhD, RPA, Principal investigator for Commonwealth Heritage Group and an Honorary Fellow at UWM

November 10, 2020 – "Stereotypes, Biases, Myths, Oh My!"
Dr. Heather Ann Moody

October 20, 2020 - "Herstory at MPM"
Dawn Scher Thomae, MPM Curator of Anthropology Collections

March 10, 2020 - "CONSTELLATIONS! Investigation, Imagination, & Inspiration"
Robert Bonadurer, Planetarium & Dome Theater Director

February 11, 2020 - "Don't Judge a Brook by Its Cover -- Use Bugs!"
Jessica Orlofske, UW-Parkside and MPM Adjunct Curator

November 19, 2019 -   "Our Grandmother's Dress"
Siobhan Marks, Communications & Marketing Director, Indian Community School 

October 8, 2019 - "How Spiders Become Parents"
John Dobyns, Director of Outreach and Operations, UW Oshkosh CAPP Office

May 14, 2019 - "'Lumos!' Taxonomy and Biology of Wisconsin Fireflies"
Dr. Daniel K. Young, Professor of Entomology and Director of Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (WIRC)

April 9, 2019 - "A Poisonous Mushroom in a New Country and the Genes It Carried with It"
Anne Pringle, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Departments of Botany and Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 12, 2019 - "Handicrafts for Hard Times: The WPA Milwaukee Handicraft Project"
Jackie Schweitzer, History Collection Manager

February 12, 2019 - "The Bees of the Southern Lake Michigan Region: An Ecological and Faunistic Monograph"
 Laura Rericha-Anchor, Wildlife Biologist II at Forest Preserve District of Cook County

November 6, 2018 - "Tribute to Survival"
James Kelly,  Exhibit Director Emeritus

October 9, 2018 - "A History of Native American Policy and Activism: From the American Indian Movement to Today"
Heather Bruegl, member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

And more!