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Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, wearing a blue and yellow bucket hat, standing on the side of the st...

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...

Photograph

Group of Usherettes

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Usherettes perform Swiss folk dances for the annual William Tell Festival.

Photograph

Three Little Maids

Date: 1933-05-16 

Description: "Three Little Maids", group portrait of three women, all standing, one holding a guitar, who performed with the WLS Barn Dance.

Date: 1950-03-24 before

Description: Front cover of a farewell dinner menu from the Italian Line ship Saturnia, with two Commedia dell' Arte characters: Tartaglia, a rotund figure who w...

Photograph

Fuller Opera House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Fuller Opera House, which later became the Parkway Theater and was razed in 1954.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: View from above of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, keyboardist and percussionist for the Grateful Dead, sitting at his keyboard mid-performance playing conga drums...

Date:  

Description: Four women holding up cardboard ovals and pointing, as part of a theatrical performance at Highlander Folk School.

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)

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort

Date: 1953-11-02 

Description: The University of Wisconsin Men's Dolphin Club produces a show called "Robin Hood Comes Clean." In this scene, one of the "Merry Men" played Bayard Richard...

Date: 1959-10-29 

Description: St. James Catholic Theater players rehearse while Rev. Edmund Salzmann, spiritual director, looks on from the background. Actors are Phyllis Schuchardt, To...

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...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Portrait of Menoninee Indian performer in full dress seated for waist-up portrait. Member of the Peavey Falls group of dancers and musicians from the Menom...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: The Grateful Dead featuring Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, and Jerry Garcia, performing on stage with the sun setting behind them. Ron...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Dr. Bedell (1909-1974), American composer and organist, playing a Wurlitzer organ.

Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: A shirtless Denny Craswell, drummer of Minneapolis rock band Crow, playing on stage at Sound Storm.

Date: 1950-03-24 before

Description: Front cover of a farewell dinner menu from the Italian Line ship Saturnia, with two Commedia dell' Arte characters: Pantalone, a black masked figure...

Date: 1932 

Description: Page from an album kept by Neighborhood House, with T.T. Club members gathered around a piano while Mary Lee Griggs, director of the Play School, plays acc...

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