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October 2010 Highlights

Passenger Pigeons: The Extinction of a Species

A collection of 24 photographs of captive passenger pigeons from the late 19th century documents some of the last living specimens of the now-extinct bird and provides the substance for another Wisconsin Historical Images photo gallery. The photos, taken by...
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Posted October 28, 2010

Halloween Week at the Historical Museum

As Halloween approaches, visitors to the Wisconsin Historical Museum can enjoy three days of activities for all ages about the spooky and the supernatural. This year we explore Wisconsin's rich, ghostly storytelling tradition. Haunt your house with a ghost craft...
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Posted October 25, 2010

'Badger Boneyards' Explores Cities of the Dead

Explore Wisconsin's cities of the dead with Dennis McCann, author of "Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story" from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Join McCann for three special Halloween week presentations in southern Wisconsin: at the Wisconsin Historical Museum...
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Posted October 21, 2010

Lake Geneva Conference a Major Success

More than 350 people gathered in Lake Geneva October 15-16 for Wisconsin's largest conference of historic preservation and local history enthusiasts. Representatives from 47 Wisconsin counties and 138 local organizations and affiliates participated in the Local History and Historic Preservation...
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Posted October 18, 2010

Online Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

A new guide to historical manuscripts in American Indian languages went online this week at Turning Points in Wisconsin History. It is the fruit of a yearlong partnership between the University of Wisconsin and the Society's Library and Archives, which...
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Posted October 14, 2010

It's a Celebration of Autumn at Wade House

As the air grows cooler and the colors of autumn decorate the wooded hillsides around Wade House in Greenbush, the historic site will usher in the change of seasons with a festive Autumn Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17....
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Posted October 12, 2010

'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Just in time to get folks in a spooky mood in the crisp October days leading up to Halloween, Old World Wisconsin offers three weekends of dinner theater presentations of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The...
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Posted October 7, 2010

Forward! Campaign Launched in Grand Style

The Wisconsin Historical Society celebrated the dawn of a new era in its history with the public launch of its first major capital campaign — titled Forward! — on Friday evening, October 1. The launch of the $77 million campaign...
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Posted October 4, 2010

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