History Sandwiched In Lecture

"Electa Quinney" Book Talk in Madison

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12:15-1 pm

EnlargeThe cover of 'Electa Quinney: Stockbridge Teacher'

"Electa Quinney"

The cover of "Electa Quinney:
Stockbridge Teacher"

Karyn Saemann, author of Electa Quinney: Stockbridge Teacher, shares the story of Wisconsin's first public school teacher. In 1828 Electa Quinney, a Stockbridge Indian and trained teacher, moved from New York to Wisconsin due to government pressures. Quickly after she arrived, Quinney began teaching at the state's first public school in what is now Kaukauna, providing free instruction to the children of the Stockbridge Indians as well as the sons and daughters of nearby white settlers and missionaries. A book signing will follow the presentation.


Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.