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November 2010 Highlights

Celebrate Christmas at the Historic Sites

With another regular season in the history books, several of Wisconsin's historic sites are gearing up for postseason special events. Villa Louis will hold its Servants' Supper on Saturday, December 4. And there are more festive Christmas events in store...
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Posted November 29, 2010

One-Stop Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Make holiday history! Shop for gifts for everyone on your list from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. From historic homes and barns to cookbooks and deer hunting, there is something for everyone. Give the gift of Wisconsin culture. View or...
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Posted November 22, 2010

Society in Line for $1 Million in Federal Funding

Nearly $1 million in federal funding will come to the Wisconsin Historical Society to help finance a building project at the Society's Wade House historic site and to conduct archaeological surveys of five historic Lake Michigan shipwreck sites. The Society...
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Posted November 18, 2010

1816 Prairie du Chien Document Acquired

The Society recently acquired one of its earliest and most interesting documents on the founding of Wisconsin. This is a petition by the people of Prairie du Chien sent to Congress at the close of the War of 1812. It...
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Posted November 15, 2010

A Somber Reminder of the Cost of War

The ultimate cost of war hits home when you read the names and see the faces of the fallen. At the state Capitol in Madison, now through November 15, The Paper Wall, a tribute to Wisconsin's veterans killed during the...
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Posted November 11, 2010

Remembering Leslie H. Fishel jr., 1921-2010

Leslie H. Fishel jr., the seventh director of the Wisconsin Historical Society, died on September 8 at the age of 88. His wife Barbara R. Fishel died October 23. A memorial service for both Les and Barbara Fishel will be...
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Posted November 8, 2010

A Delavan Residential Treasure Revealed

You'll be in for a historic architectural treat when you join authors M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman and photographer Zane Williams at an event celebrating the release of their latest book, "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes," on Thursday, November...
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Posted November 4, 2010

Civil War Sesquicentennial Approaches

Abraham Lincoln was elected president 150 years ago this week, launching a series of catastrophic events that broke the country apart and culminated in his assassination five years later. Many Wisconsin residents participated in his nomination and election and, of...
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Posted November 1, 2010

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