Kenosha Public Museum Travel Adventure Series

September 27, 2018, October 11, 2018, November 8, 2018, March 14, 2019, April 4, 2019, May 9, 2019

7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

For more than 80 years the Kenosha Public Museum has been taking viewers to destinations around the world through its Travel Adventure Series. Professional filmmakers share their travel experiences through movies and interactive discussions, describing the art, music, architecture, culture and history from a first-person perspective. The series started in 1936 in the basement of the original Kenosha Historical and Art Museum (now the Dinosaur Discovery Museum) and were referred to as the Lamplighter Series.

General adult admission is $5 per film at the door. Kids 15 and under are free. A season pass may be purchased for $25 ($20 for seniors and Friends of the Museums members).


November 8

“10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” by Rick Ray

Against the backdrop of an exotic land, a lone filmmaker is granted one hour to ask ten questions of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Containing rare historical footage as well as footage taken with a hidden camera inside Tibet, a story is woven between a journeyman’s personal observations, the troubled history of a government-in-exile and the life and wisdom of one of the most prestigious spirit leaders of our time.


March 14 (shown at Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave.)

“Passage Through India” by Steve McCurdy

Tour the famed Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Ride elephants, take a boat ride on the Ganges River, and travel across northern India by train. Explore the mountain top villages of the Himalayas and the Jungles of Kolkata all the while experiencing the culture and life of the people that make India so fascinating.


April 4

“Wonders of the World” by Marlin Darrah

In 86 minutes, you'll visit 43 countries, seeing dozens of world-famous sites as well as some lesser-known marvels of our incredible planet. A journey filled with the world's incredible people, wildlife, exotic jungles, mountains, paradise beaches, miraculous architecture and temples, astounding art treasures, old cities, towns and villages, and even some samples of delicious international food along the way.


May 9

“Egypt: Of Pharaohs and Fables” by Sandy Mortimer

The meeting of a robed horseman leading his camels across the desert sand, framed by the great pyramids of Giza brings a voice from the past and the beginning into 5,000 years of human history. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, see life on the streets, and explore the old city with its many markets. Explore the city of Luxor and visit an antique photographer, visit Aswan High Dam to get a view of the world's largest man-made lake, and so much more.