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Date: 1954-03-04 

Description: Portrait of Luan Hoesly seated at an electric organ keyboard. She and her mother Marion Hoesly, who played a piano, performed duets for a weekly radio broa...

Photograph

Welsh Songfest

Date: 1946 

Description: John Williams leading a congregation at Peniel Church in song at Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh songfest.

Date: 1914 

Description: African American school band assembled in a lecture hall at the Piney Woods Country Life School with Agricultural Extension Department workers and charts i...

Date: 1941-03-26 

Description: Portrait of the Wrights (possibly E. Henry & Evelyn M. Wright), a dance team, and their original personality masks.

Date: 1977 

Description: Julius Lester playing an acoustic guitar outdoors at Highlander Folk School.

Photograph

Ukulele Concert

Date: 1950-08-05 

Description: Group portrait of participants in the ukulele concert that was part of the "open house" of the Shorewood Hills summer children's recreation program. Pictur...

Date: 1959-12-12 

Description: Visitors from South Milwaukee High School Drama Club attend the Drama Institute in Madison to watch a performance of William Tell by Wisconsin Players. Lef...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Tableau of "Martha Washington's Tea Party" enacted by Mrs. Gesell and friends. Left to right: Mrs. Schaettle, Mrs. Kempter, (the younger) Mrs. Fritz Laue,...

Date: 1950-02-22 

Description: Four actors rehearse for the play "Last Flight Over." From left to right are Pat Burrell, Dave Vogel, Walt Kirchberger, and Kay Esch.

Date: 1941 

Description: Scene from pageant, with many campers in costume acting out the story of Paul Bunyan. The group is posed sitting and standing outdoors in a sunny, grassy a...

Date: 1950-10-20 

Description: Participants in a skit called "Shorewood Goes to Town" depict a scene on a crowded Shorewood Hills bus at the Shorewood Community League "Shindig" event. ...

Date: 1956-05-28 

Description: Recreation for older adults is one of the topics at the First Governor's Conference on an Aging Population. Gus Torgeson, guitarist; Henry Breneman, violin...

Historical Essay

Polka Rhythms Bandstand

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandstand used by Chad Przybylski and his Polka Rhythms of Pulaski, Wisconsin, from c. 1980 until 2003. (Museum object #2003.10.1)

Date: 1968-04 

Description: Dance interpretation of "Down on Me," a spiritual, as part of the Soul Roots Festival, April 26-27. Silhouettes of dancers with their arms raised.

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

Date: 1949-03-20 

Description: The University of Wisconsin honored the dead of four wars with a concert presented by the University Symphony orchestra and chorus that was attended by som...

Date: 1972-01 ca.

Description: Poster publicizing a concert film of The Rolling Stones, entitled "Gimme Shelter," which played at the Union Play Circle, January 27-30, 1972. Features a b...

Date: 1971-03 ca.

Description: Poster for a "Grateful Dead" concert held on March 14, 1971 (3/14/71), at the Camp Randall Field House, Madison, Wisconsin. Features Jerry Garcia with a ma...

Date: 1958-02-11 

Description: Wisconsin High School students rehearse for a musical program for World Day of Prayer. They include, from left to right: Oz Marshall, Karen Isaksen, Ted Gr...

Photograph

Norman Ebron Band

Date: 1950-02-18 

Description: The Norman Ebron Band, members of the American Federation of Musicians, segregated Local 587, play coronet, saxophone, piano, drums and standup bass in a d...

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