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Brunch, Bunyan and Books on February 6


Paul Bunyan walking with an axe over his shoulder and whistling, accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox who is carrying several people on his back
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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 and programs about America's best-loved folk hero plus storytelling for children. The catered brunch begins at 11 a.m., with a scrumptious multi-course breakfast worthy of Bunyan's own cook shanty. At noon kids can discover Bunyan's larger-than-life exploits directly from museum storytellers in the theater. Older guests will learn how the private jokes that Wisconsin loggers made up deep in the northwoods turned into one of the nation's most popular literary and television characters. Michael Edmonds, author of Out of the Northwoods, will be on hand to explain the plucky lumberjack hero's origins, answer questions and sign books. Everyone can stay afterward to explore four floors of exhibits, including real-life logging artifacts, and browse in the museum store.

If You Go

Cost to attend is $15 for adults ($11 for Society members) and $11 for children. Registration and payment is required by January 31. You can register in person at the museum, 30 North Carroll Street on Madison's Capitol Square. More information is available from the museum staff via e-mail or by telephone at 608-264-6563. Taste Traditions of Wisconsin is a program series that highlights Wisconsin's rich culinary heritage through food, history and sharing stories.

:: Posted January 25, 2010

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