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August 2010 Highlights

Exploring the Eclectic Harold Gauer Collection

A wildly eclectic collection of more than 220 photographs documenting the life and times of Milwaukee political campaign operative and promoter Harold Gauer provides the fodder for a gallery of surprising images from Wisconsin Historical Images. Trying to explain the...
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Posted August 30, 2010

Register for the Conference Now and Save!

If you've been waiting to register for the 2010 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference, don't delay any longer. Send your registration, postmarked by September 7, and save $20 off the regular conference rate. Early registration also offers you the...
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Posted August 26, 2010

Want to Leave a Lasting Legacy?

Leaving a legacy often means handing down what we value most. For many of us, that includes making certain that our children and grandchildren will inherit our precious history and heritage. When people are preparing their estate plans, they often...
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Posted August 23, 2010

Remembering the Treaty of Prairie du Chien

On Saturday, August 21, Villa Louis will honor the 185th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Prairie du Chien. Signed on August 19, 1825, by U.S. officials and representatives of the Sioux, Ojibwe, Sauk and Fox, Menominee, Iowa,...
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Posted August 19, 2010

Stonefield Recalls the Golden Age of Railroading

The heyday of American railroading will return to Stonefield in Cassville during the historic site's Railroad Days event on Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22. The site, which interprets rural life in southwestern Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century,...
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Posted August 16, 2010

'Barns of Wisconsin' Celebrates Rural Heritage

In this new edition of his classic book, "Barns of Wisconsin," award-winning author Jerry Apps shares a unique perspective on the great barns of rural Wisconsin. Digging deep as both an enthusiast and as a farmer, Apps reaps a story...
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Posted August 12, 2010

Flavor of Wisconsin: Central Europe

Old World Wisconsin continues to celebrate its reopening with a brand-new, after-hours food-tasting event, Flavor of Wisconsin on Saturday, August 14, from 5:30 to 8 pm. The outdoor museum celebrates the culinary contributions of 19th-century immigrant ethnic groups to Wisconsin's...
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Posted August 9, 2010

Rare Lincoln Pamphlet Discovered

Martha Florey of Madison recently gave the Society an extremely rare pamphlet concerning Abraham Lincoln. One of her ancestors was Thomas Lewis (1808-1900), an Illinois attorney whom Abraham Lincoln sponsored at the bar. When Lewis was in his 80s, he...
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Posted August 5, 2010

Parker Maps Document French Exploration

Nine maps from the George S. Parker Map Collection are currently featured in an exhibit on the first floor of the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters in Madison. Parker (1929-2004) was the grandson of the founder of the Parker Pen Company...
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Posted August 2, 2010

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