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Start Date: 9/17/2011
End Date: 8/3/2013
Event Times: 9 am–4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

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

Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected

Discover the diverse array of inventions, concepts and traditions that originated, in one way or another, in Wisconsin. You probably know about Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style architecture and Les Paul's musical innovations. Maybe you know about the Wisconsin origins of the typewriter and the snowmobile. But what about the National Weather Bureau? The supercomputer? Professional wrestling? The modern surfboard? Explore the authentic stories behind the inventions you know, and the surprising stories behind the innovations you might not expect.

The Wisconsin Historical Museum gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of the Madison Community Foundation. "Wisconsin Innovations" is also made possible by American Family Insurance; The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times; and Sentry Equipment Corporation, with additional support from Promega Corporation, Madison Gas and Electric Foundation, Ann Koski and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Ticket Info: Admission by donation — $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 or $10 for a family

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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