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January 2011 Highlights

'History Through Women's Hands' on February 6

The Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square will host the closing celebration of "Handmade Meaning: The Value of Craft in Victorian and Contemporary Culture," an exhibition at the nearby James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center for the Arts....
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Posted January 31, 2011

Explore the Singer Advertising Card Collection

A collection of 50 chromolithograph advertising cards created by the Singer Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of Singer sewing machines, constitutes the latest image gallery in Wisconsin Historical Images, the Society's online image database. The cards depict people from around the world,...
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Posted January 27, 2011

Wisconsin Taste Traditions: Victorians' Secret

Victorian ladies had a secret — under their clothes. Join the Wisconsin Historical Museum's curator of costumes and textiles, Leslie Bellais, on Saturday, February 12, as she shares the Victorians' secret for tiny waists and speaks to the origin of...
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Posted January 24, 2011

Society Project Makes New Scholarship Possible

A recent important piece of historical scholarship, "Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788" by Pauline Maier, is shedding light on the importance of a longstanding editorial project published by the Society since the 1970s. Maier's book tells the story...
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Posted January 19, 2011

State Register of Historic Places — New Listings

The State Register of Historic Places is Wisconsin's official listing of state properties determined to be significant to Wisconsin's heritage and is maintained by the Society's Division of Historic Preservation-Public History. The State Historic Preservation Review Board meets quarterly to...
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Posted January 13, 2011

Society's Historical Maps, Atlases Go Online

The Society has just published online the first 500 maps from its map and atlas collection. Ranging in date from 1584 to 2010, the maps will serve as a resource for teachers, students, scholars and curious laypeople. Most depict Wisconsin...
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Posted January 10, 2011

Lucius Fairchild: A Wisconsin Civil War Hero

From panning for gold and leading troops into bloody Civil War battles to winning three terms as governor of Wisconsin, Lucius Fairchild demonstrated that it takes courage and persistence to succeed. The newest addition to the Badger Biographies series, "Lucius...
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Posted January 6, 2011

The Society's Year in Review — 2010

A Message from Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society Despite weathering another year in a challenging economic climate, the Wisconsin Historical Society achieved much to be proud of and thankful for in 2010....
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Posted January 3, 2011

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