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June 2010 Highlights

Harry Dankoler: Avid Amateur Photographer

A diverse but rich collection of amateur photographs by Harry Dankoler thoroughly documents many of his exploits during the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century. His photos lovingly document the tragically short life of his only...
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Posted June 28, 2010

Museum Showcases Soap Box Derby History

"Zoom! Whiz! Wow! A High-Speed History of Madison's Soap Box Derby" opens Saturday, June 26, at the Wisconsin Historical Museum. The museum, at the corner of Carroll, State and Mifflin streets on Madison's Capitol Square, stands not far from the...
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Posted June 25, 2010

Tornado Hammers Old World Wisconsin

A tornado tore through the visitors center area at Old World Wisconsin Monday night, June 21, part of a swarm of storms that hammered the Eagle area, downing hundreds of trees and forcing the outdoor museum to close until work...
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Posted June 23, 2010

Baird Manuscripts Go Online

Some of the Wisconsin Historical Society's most heavily used manuscripts about early Wisconsin are now available for free on the Society's website. Elizabeth Fisher Baird (1810-1890) and her husband, Henry Samuel Baird (1800-1875), had a hand in almost every important...
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Posted June 21, 2010

Regional Local History Conventions Coming Up

Summer is the season for the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Council for Local History to conduct their regional conventions. Local history organizations from each of the state's 10 regions have organized meetings throughout the summer. With the variety...
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Posted June 17, 2010

2010 National History Day Finals Underway

Wisconsin's best and brightest middle- and high-school history students are in College Park, Maryland, this week to take part in the national finals of National History Day, culminating yearlong research projects designed to help them learn how to conduct scholarly...
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Posted June 14, 2010

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Summer 2010

You'll find there's something in the air with the summer 2010 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History." From the electric atmosphere the Sidell sisters forged onstage at the Kehl School of Dance and the clouds of DDT that enveloped...
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Posted June 10, 2010

Recalling Horse-Drawn Days at Stonefield

There's no better place than Stonefield, nestled in the beautiful southwestern corner of Wisconsin alongside the Mississippi River, to step back to a time — before steam engines or tractors arrived on the farm — to rediscover an era when...
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Posted June 7, 2010

Don't Miss Circus of Chefs … The Gala 2010!

Many of southern Wisconsin's best chefs, brewmasters, vintners and other food and beverage purveyors will gather under one roof on Sunday evening, June 13, to serve samples of their finest cuisine, beer, wine and other tasty treats during Circus of...
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Posted June 3, 2010

Wisconsin Historical Images Reaches Milestone

In May the Wisconsin Historical Society's online database of images, Wisconsin Historical Images (WHI), surpassed the milestone of 50,000 images. One of the recently added images, shown here, depicts Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin...
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Posted June 1, 2010

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