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March 2010 Highlights

Rural Schools of Southwestern Wisconsin

Few symbols evoke as much nostalgia as the one-room schoolhouse. From Tom Sawyer courting Becky Thatcher to young Laura Ingalls fighting Nellie Olesen, they have worked their way into the hearts of Americans for generations. But what were rural schools...
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Posted March 30, 2010

Exhibits Tell the Story of Earth Day

New exhibits at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and at the Wisconsin Historical Society's headquarters building pay tribute to Earth Day founder and Wisconsin political figure Gaylord Nelson. "Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day: The Making of the Modern Environmental Movement" opened...
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Posted March 25, 2010

Help Create Our Next Generation of Leaders

Today, students from your home town and throughout Wisconsin are learning about the people, ideas and events that shaped our state's history. And, in the process, they are also developing their talents, skills and intellect so they can succeed in...
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Posted March 22, 2010

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2010

From keeping the home fires burning during the Civil War to food conservation during World War I and an excerpt from the Society's new book on the Vietnam War, the spring 2010 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" looks...
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Posted March 18, 2010

Exploring Irish Culture in Wisconsin

If St. Patrick's Day only calls to mind shamrocks, leprechauns and green beer — which you might think is Wisconsin's main connection to Ireland — think again. As the Wisconsin Historical Society's book, Irish in Wisconsin, makes clear, the Irish...
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Posted March 15, 2010

Award Nominations Due April 1

Each year the Wisconsin Historical Society recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work in the field of Wisconsin history. In keeping with its mission to help people connect with the past, the Society invites nominations for its slate of 2010...
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Posted March 11, 2010

Don't Miss the Society Friends' Benefit Auction

Old World Wisconsin's historic Clausing Barn, pictured here, will provide the venue for "Wisconsin: Our Flag's 30th Star" VIP auction preview night on Friday, April 23, and public auction on Saturday, April 24. The auction's sponsor, the FRIENDS of the...
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Posted March 8, 2010

This Spring's Genealogy Workshops

For those of you who always thought it might be fun to research your family history but didn't know where to begin, this story is for you. The Society's genealogy experts are offering five training workshops this spring in Madison....
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Posted March 4, 2010

March is Women's History Month

March usually prompts reflections on famous leaders such as Belle Case LaFollette or Vel Phillips. But Women's History Month is also a time to celebrate the lives of obscure women who were remarkable in their own right — women, for...
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Posted March 1, 2010

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