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May 2010 Highlights

Wisconsin History Makers Honored at Gala

The Wisconsin Historical Society honored the lifetime achievements of four top leaders with ties to the state on Wednesday evening, May 26, during its Fifth Annual Wisconsin History Makers Gala at Milwaukee's historic Pfister Hotel. The Wisconsin Historical Foundation produced...
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Posted May 27, 2010

A Visual Tour of Wisconsin's Fine Opera Houses

Before the Web, television, radio or even motion pictures, Americans consumed music and drama in their local opera house. Although that phrase might conjure up images of Luciano Pavarotti or Maria Callas, most opera houses hosted all sorts of live...
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Posted May 24, 2010

Don't Miss LZ Lambeau This Weekend!

Many Wisconsin Vietnam veterans came home from the war at the height of its unpopularity and found themselves scorned along with the war their country called upon them to fight. They often arrived home one or two at a time,...
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Posted May 20, 2010

Don't Miss the Wisconsin History Makers Gala!

One of the most grand events of the Wisconsin Historical Society's year is right around the corner — and you won't want to miss it. Make a date with history and get your ticket for the Fifth Annual Wisconsin History...
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Posted May 17, 2010

At Work and at Play at Wade House

The staff at Wade House, the Society's 1860s stagecoach inn and historic site in Greenbush, is getting ready for spring — and they could use a little help from their friends. On Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, the historic site...
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Posted May 13, 2010

Rituals of Spring at Old World Wisconsin

Not unlike their 19th-century counterparts, the farmers and gardeners of Old World Wisconsin will have their hands full of springtime chores on Saturday, May 15, when the outdoor museum celebrates its annual Rituals of Spring event. Visitors can expect to...
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Posted May 10, 2010

Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month

May is Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month, a time to showcase Wisconsin's diverse and unique heritage. Local historical societies, museums, public libraries and other institutions use this month-long celebration to highlight the important role historic preservation plays in protecting our...
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Posted May 6, 2010

Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals

Forty-seven Wisconsin students who competed in the statewide finals of National History Day on May 1 will represent the Badger state at the national event June 13-17 in College Park, Maryland. Students came to the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters in...
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Posted May 3, 2010

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