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December 2010 Highlights

Wisconsin History's Top 10 News Stories of 2010

In 2010 Wisconsin turned from a blue state to a red state, witnessed four visits to the state by President Barack Obama, experienced heavy summer and winter weather, belatedly welcomed home its Vietnam veterans, heatedly debated the issue of high-speed...
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Posted December 30, 2010

Holidays Through Wisconsin History

We are finally reaching the finish line in the annual holiday marathon. Every special day on our cultural calendar has its own unique history that sheds light on our beliefs, desires and values. The marathon begins in September with Labor...
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Posted December 27, 2010

Native American Artistry on Exhibit

This exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum features 19th- and 20th-century Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee bandolier bags and highlights cross-cultural connections as well as distinct tribal characteristics. Bandolier bags of the 19th and early 20th centuries belong to a...
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Posted December 20, 2010

David Marcou: Images of 'Found Life'

David Marcou's photographs are mainly "lens-gathered from found life," a philosophy he's had for more than 30 years. Much of his work embodies a holistic presentation of Wisconsin life. Marcou uses a variety of subjects including street scenes, local personalities,...
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Posted December 16, 2010

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Winter 2010

The lives and times of the lumberjacks who cut a swath through Wisconsin's forests in the late 19th century are the stuff of Paul Bunyanesque legends, and true accounts of the lives of these hard-working pioneers are few and far...
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Posted December 13, 2010

Give the Gift of Membership

Is there someone on your holiday shopping list who is difficult to buy for? Why not give the gift of a Society membership? You already enjoy membership and know its value. So, to make it even easier for both you...
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Posted December 9, 2010

Holiday Shopping at the Historical Museum

A unique holiday shopping experience awaits you during the Wisconsin Historical Museum's eighth annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale Fundraiser Thursday through Saturday, December 9-12. Here you can find inexpensive (but not cheap) books and gifts suitable for those hard-to-buy-for...
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Posted December 6, 2010

Voices of the Oneidas in Wisconsin

In this just-released hardcover volume from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, the Oneidas of Wisconsin tell their own story in a richly diverse contemporary history. "A Nation within a Nation: Voices of the Oneidas in Wisconsin" gathers first-person accounts, biographical...
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Posted December 2, 2010

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