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Playtimes of the Past

Apr 18 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Explore a different side of history in this drop-in spring break program. Discover toys and games from Wisconsin's past, enjoy a snack, and create...

Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert

Apr 8 - Aug 30 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
German immigrant Paul Seifert came to Wisconsin and lived a varied and creative life on the edges of society but all the while deeply immersed...

Gallery Night at the Wisconsin Historical Museum

May 2 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Stroll through Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert, the first major exhibition of paintings by renowned German-immigrant...

History Sandwiched In: Exploring Paul Seifert's Wisconsin Farm Paintings

May 6 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Reflect with museum curator Joe Kapler and University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral candidate Sarah Anne Stolte as they discuss the exhibition,...

Wisconsin Museums Week

May 13 - May 17 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Celebrate Wisconsin Museum Week with the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Visitors are invited to participate in a special self-guided tour of the...

International Museum Day

May 17 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
In honor of International Museum Day, enjoy free museum admission and a 10-percent discount in the museum store. Tour four floors of exhibits...

History Sandwiched In: 'The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider'

May 20 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Between 1853 and 1929 nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly...

History Sandwiched In: Preserving Works of Art and What the Materiality of Objects Teaches Us

Jun 3 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
As repositories of works of art, museums have the responsibility to preserve the objects in their care. Chazen Museum of Art Curator of Paintings,...

History Sandwiched In — 'Cold War University: Madison and the New Left in the Sixties'

Jun 17 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Join Matt Levin, author of "Cold War University," as he traces the paradox that developed during the Cold War: higher education became increasingly...

Summertime Fun: Wisconsin Folk Art (Rosemaling)

Jul 2 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Art has always been a part of people's lives in Wisconsin, although you won't find all of it in a museum. Learn how artists from Wisconsin's...
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