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Start Date: 2/6/2011
End Date: 2/6/2011
Event Times: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

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

'Handmade Meaning: The Value of Craft in Victorian and Contemporary Culture' Exhibit Reception and Program

This exhibit juxtaposes the fancywork made by Wisconsin women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the work of contemporary Wisconsin artists using similar craft processes and materials. It is on display at the Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center.

Join us at the Wisconsin Historical Museum for a reception and program to learn more about these crafters and their stories. Topics will include:

  • The Society's Decorative Arts Database and its role in the "Handmade Meaning" exhibit
  • The tools, methods and china-painted ceramics of local Mt. Horeb artist and Art Institute of Chicago atudent, Hazel Hanneman
  • Lace doilies made by Oneida women
  • "History through Women's Hands," highlighting artifacts in the exhibition
Following the discussion, enjoy food and beverages and mingle with other lovers of local history preservation.


  • Emily Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Lyn Korenic, Director, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brian Bigler, President of the Mount Horeb Historical Society
  • Nancy Mithlo, Professor of Art History and American Studies, UW-Madison
  • Nicholas Reynolds, Historical Researcher, Cultural Heritage Department, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

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.

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