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January 2010 Highlights

Prophetic Pictures from Menomonie, Wisconsin

The Visual Materials Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society holds a most unusual photograph album that takes one back to the future — an imaginary future, that is. The album comprises 32 photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie...
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Posted January 28, 2010

Brunch, Bunyan and Books on February 6

Join folklore-loving friends on Saturday, February 6, for Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Lumberjack Brunch and Book Discussion of Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. Enjoy a hearty lumberjack brunch...
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Posted January 25, 2010

Holocaust Survivors' Interviews Now Online

Recorded interviews with 22 survivors of the Nazi Holocaust who settled in Wisconsin have just been published online, making it possible to listen and read along as the survivors recount their experiences before, during and after the Holocaust. The Helen...
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Posted January 21, 2010

It's Laura Ingalls Wilder Day in Wisconsin

By gubernatorial proclamation, Governor Jim Doyle has designated Tuesday, January 19, Laura Ingalls Wilder Day in Wisconsin, just ahead of the premiere of Little House on the Prairie, The Musical at Madison's Overture Center for the Arts. Wisconsin Historical Society...
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Posted January 19, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. & Highlander Folk School

Young people are often shocked at the complacency with which, just a few decades ago, their parents and grandparents accepted injustice. One has to be more than 50 to remember when the local newspaper routinely divided classified ads into "white"...
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Posted January 14, 2010

Two New Badger Biographies

Two new Badger Biographies for young readers pay homage to a pair of Wisconsin's most famous native sons: legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and politician and environmental giant Gaylord Nelson. This series of nonfiction books aims to help fourth-graders (ages...
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Posted January 11, 2010

Blast from the Past: Aluminum Christmas Trees

Tick, tock, time is winding down on your last chance to take in the largest exhibit of aluminum Christmas trees the Wisconsin Historical Museum has ever offered. The vintage trees from the 1960s, all made in Wisconsin, include all of...
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Posted January 7, 2010

The Society's Year in Review — 2009

A Message from Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society Despite the challenges presented by an economy in recession throughout 2009, I am pleased to report that the Society made major headway on several...
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Posted January 4, 2010

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