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Speakers Bureau

R. Bruce Allison is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Photograph

Arbor Day

Date: 1997-05 

Description: Arbor Day activities for school children at Theresa Fireman's Park: a light lunch, a slide presentation, and the planting of two trees.

Date: 1954-06-27 

Description: Two people walk near a large rock formation in a wooded area with a picnic table in the foreground. The occasion was the opening of a new wayside park loca...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Group portrait of fifteen members of the Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation, sponsors of an anti-pollution meeting to prohibit dumping of sewage...

Photograph

Portage Hosiery

Date: 1966-07 

Description: View across canal towards the back of the Portage Hosiery. Reeds and trees are along the edge of the canal. Red and pink colored liquid is floating on the...

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Two teen boys and an adult stand in ankle deep Black Earth Creek (west of Cross Plains) while working together to build a "V" shaped conversion dam, pointi...

Photograph

Rock River Clean Up

Date: 1999-05 

Description: 77 volunteers pick up trash and debris in the Rock River. Chuck Trauba and the crew covered the river from Theresa Marsh to the Theresa Disposal plant. 50...

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Gaylord Nelson participates in a canoe trip down the Namekagon River in an effort to protect the river under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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Description: Six-man crew at Camp Mercer looking for ribes (gooseberries), a stage essential for the transmission of blister rust to white pines, working in a marsh are...

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Editorial cartoon depicting Rodin's "The Thinker" wearing a gas mask. The figure is surrounded by pollution, with a factory spewing smoke in the background...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Elevated view of members of the audience attending a meeting sponsored by the newly incorporated Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation. The meeting...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This quadrangle collection of maps, meaning geological surveys, shows sections of central and northern Wisconsin. The maps include a quadrangle index map.T...

Photograph

Arbor Day Group

Date: 2000-05 

Description: Group of students at Theresa Fireman's Park for Arbor Day activities.

Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of men holding up a banner depicting ducks in a marsh. There is a "Support Ducks Unlimited" poster in the background underneath a silhouette...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Magazine or Periodical

Earth Day Advertisement

Date: 1970-04 

Description: Fundraising advertisement for the Environmental Teach-In on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The first sentence reads: "A disease has infected our country."...

Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of naturalist, conservationist, and writer John Muir.

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Three teen boys work together to build up the side of the creek to stop the flowing water from washing the soil away on an edge of Black Earth Creek west o...

Photograph

Bill Voelker

Date: 1997-07 

Description: Bill Voelker, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Educator and Naturalist, poses near DNR building located between Mayville and Horicon.

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