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Date: 1959-12-05 

Description: Members of the decorating committee for the Annual Holiday Dance of the Junior Division of the University League held at the West Side Business Men's Assoc...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Family grouping at Christmas tree. From left, J. Robert Taylor's wife, Alma Reinhardt Taylor, daughter Donna, son Frederick, and daughter Ellen.

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Photograph

Crystal Ball

Date: 1966 

Description: "On Groundhog Day, Andrew J. Mueller went out early with his camera and set up a crystal ball to aid the groundhog in his predictions. He set up the camera...

Drawing

"A Happy '80"

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: A baby, probably representing the New Year, is depicted wearing a diaper and holding a baby bottle that reads "Jo Beer." The text reads: "A Happy '80. Ohio...

Date: 1948-11-21 

Description: Three youth with noise makers preparing for a New Year's Eve party held at the LOFT. From left are Phyllis Robinson, La Vern Anderson and Joan Gottschalk....

Photograph

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 1999-04 

Description: With Shirley Widmer looking on, Chelsey and Logan Wilz and Parker and Carly Hren count their Easter eggs.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day postcard with two women peering out of the doorway of a building looking at two Cupids with a donkey that is refusing to move. One woman is...

Date: 1976-11-25 

Description: Color photo of people working with floats for a Thanksgiving Day Parade, either Macy's Parade in Manhattan, New York, or Gimbels' Parade in Philadelphia, P...

Date: 1959-12-17 

Description: Portrait of four senior citizens, among the over five-hundred who attended the Christmas party put on by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Left to right are...

Date: 1901-04-04 

Description: Syl and his father on Easter morning stand outdoors near trees in front of a small blanket set with eggs, candy, and a toy bunny and pig. In the background...

Date: 1961-03-22 

Description: The "prettiest hat" at the Blackhawk Country Club Womens' Mad Hat event went to Mrs. Warren C. (Barbara) Bogel of 4518 Wakefield Street. She used fresh cab...

Date: 1946-05 

Description: Marge Bong and General Kenney stand by bust of Major Richard Ira Bong (1920-1945), at the Richard Bong Memorial dedication on Memorial Day.

Date: 1961-03-22 

Description: Mrs. Darwin (Marybelle) Waters of 3302 Nottingham Way won the "most original" prize for her hat decorated with crisp new dollar bills at the annual Mad Hat...

Date: 1983-05 

Description: "Theresa American Legion members paid homage to former comrades on Memorial Day at the River Church Cemetery."

Date: 1976-11-25 

Description: Color photo of a Thanksgiving Day Parade, either Macy's Parade in Manhattan, New York, or Gimbels' Parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A yellow and brown...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a woman archer taking aim at the recipient. A heart-shaped target is behind her. She is wearing a glove and wrist guard. Her skir...

Date: 1969 

Description: Holiday card showing Santa Claus with his right arm around the neck of a black bull and holding holly in his left hand. Ticker tape is caught on the bull's...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Festivus pole made of extruded aluminum alloy, manufacturer The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, WI, used by Gov. Jim Doyle, 2005.(Museum object 2007.84.1A-C)

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a old-fashioned telephone inside a frame made of a blue ribbon, decorated with hearts and flowers. A cherub holds the receiver. A...

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