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Start Date: 10/26/2010
End Date: 10/26/2010
Event Times: 12:15-1 pm

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E-mail: museum@
wisconsinhistory.org

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

History Sandwiched In — 'Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story'


Author Dennis McCann knows where the bodies are buried and is ready to tell the tale. Join McCann as he talks about his Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, "Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story" at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

From the grave of Frank Lloyd Wright (who isn't there) to the eternal resting place of the unnamed boys of Shanty Boy Hill (who are there, whoever they are), "Badger Boneyards" is about Wisconsin cemeteries and the dearly departed who call them home. The book takes you to burial places around Wisconsin, from the sandy soil in the far north to the park-like burial site in southern Wisconsin where some Confederate soldiers were destined to spend eternity. A book signing will follow the program.

Dennis McCann is a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism graduate. He joined the Milwaukee Journal (later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) in 1983 as farm writer and statewide roving reporter. Now he spends his days exploring the state and telling the stories he uncovers along the way.

History Sandwiched In is an informal brown-bag lunch-and-lecture series held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. You are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy a program of historical perspective.

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

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

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

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

Event Location URL: http://historicalmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org

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