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July 2010 Highlights

Sharing Stories in Lake Geneva October 15-16

If local history or historic preservation are your passion, mark your calendar for October 15-16. That's when the state's largest gathering of professionals and volunteers who are working to preserve and share Wisconsin history will convene at the Grand Geneva...
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Posted July 29, 2010

The Thrill of the Hill: Madison's Soap Box Derby

In its golden age the soap box derby symbolized the best of America, while the boys who raced in it represented a hopeful and productive American future. From 1935 through 1957 boys from the Madison, Wisconsin, area participated in this...
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Posted July 27, 2010

Overcoming Adversity: Cindy Bentley's Story

"Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion" celebrates the life of one of Wisconsin's most inspirational leaders and activists. Born with an intellectual disability as the result of fetal alcohol syndrome, Cindy Bentley spent much of her childhood at the...
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Posted July 22, 2010

Old World Wisconsin Set to Reopen July 24

Old World Wisconsin will throw open its gates to visitors the weekend of July 24 and 25 for a "Grand Reopening Celebration" after being closed for more than a month in the aftermath of a June 21 tornado. The storm...
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Posted July 16, 2010

Vintage Base Ball Action at Wade House

It will be batter up — 1860s style — on Sunday, July 18, when the Wade House vintage base ball team, the Greenbush Dead Citys, takes to the historic playing field in a showdown with their rivals, the Milwaukee Grays....
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Posted July 12, 2010

Take a Whirlwind Tour of Wisconsin History

Rediscover Wisconsin history from the very beginning with a captivating new read from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. "A Short History of Wisconsin" recounts the landscapes, people and traditions that have made the state the multi-faceted place it is today....
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Posted July 8, 2010

Relive the War of 1812 in Wisconsin at Villa Louis

You can relive the only battle of the War of 1812 fought on Wisconsin soil when the short-lived but historic battle is re-enacted on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11, on the very ground where it took place during the annual...
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Posted July 1, 2010

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