Use the smaller-sized text Use the larger-sized text Use the very large text

February 2010 Highlights

Three of the Little Rock Nine Visit the Archives

The Little Rock Nine became heroes of the civil rights movement in 1957 when they defied angry mobs and former Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus by becoming the first black students to enroll in Little Rock's Central High School. Three of...
more...
Posted February 25, 2010

A Pictorial History of Victorian Wisconsin

The Annie Schildhauer collection provides an intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin (between 1885 and 1900). Public interest in photography grew exponentially during those years. Previous conventions established the practice as mere documentation, however with...
more...
Posted February 22, 2010

'Antiques Roadshow' Seeks Return of Artifacts

"Antiques Roadshow," the popular and long-running PBS television program, will roll out a new show on Monday, February 22, that will showcase a number of Native American artifacts stolen from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Museum in hopes of...
more...
Posted February 18, 2010

Take Part in Wade House Hearthside Dinners

While, for most Midwestern historic sites, winter and early spring are a time to focus solely on their upcoming summer seasons, Wade House opens its doors once each month of the off-season to host an interactive meal from a bygone...
more...
Posted February 16, 2010

Celebrating Sturgeon Spearing Season

Join the authors of People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish as they celebrate opening day of the 2010 sturgeon spearing season for Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago system on Saturday, February 13. Authors Ron Bruch, Kathleen Schmitt...
more...
Posted February 11, 2010

Museum Exhibits Rare Photos of Taliesin I

Reproductions of 33 rare and historic photographs and a small selection of original photographs that document the construction of the original Taliesin, the residence and studio Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built in Spring Green, Wisconsin, in 1911-1912, are on...
more...
Posted February 8, 2010

Library Reading Room Renovation Work Done

After months of noisy and labor-intensive toil, all spaces of the Society's grand Library Reading Room are again available to the public. Patrons and staff endured cramped spaces, dusty conditions and the sights and sounds of daily construction work, but...
more...
Posted February 4, 2010

Civil Rights Collections Are a Research Gem

February is Black History Month, an appropriate time to highlight the richness and depth of the Wisconsin Historical Society's civil rights collections. The holdings are particularly strong in three areas: the movement in Wisconsin, particularly Milwaukee; the activities of national...
more...
Posted February 1, 2010

  • Questions about this page? Email us
  • Email this page to a friend
select text size Use the smaller-sized textUse the larger-sized textUse the very large text