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February 2011 Highlights

Historic Wisconsin Building Images Go Online

As part of the Society's ongoing efforts to make more of its collections, programs and services available to the public online, we're announcing completion of a project to post 195,000 images of historic properties on our website. The images, like...
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Posted February 28, 2011

The Forward! Campaign Reaches $70 Million

Thanks to an outpouring of support from around the state, we are well on our way to reaching our campaign goal of $77 million, having just surpassed the $70 million mark. But more important than that number is what it...
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Posted February 24, 2011

Teachers: Reserve Your Class Field Trip Today

Teachers, spring will arrive before you know it and soon thereafter your elementary school students will be itching to get out of the classroom and burn off all the energy stored up after a long winter. And, thanks to school...
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Posted February 22, 2011

Black History: One Man's Story

Every February during Black History Month we celebrate African-American leaders and heroes. And rightly so. But what about the common people? What was life like for post-Civil War black people who didn't become famous? Here's the fascinating story of one...
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Posted February 17, 2011

Valentines: Expressions of Love and Affection

Tracing its roots to ancient times, today's St. Valentine's Day has evolved over the centuries to become a major occasion for the greeting card industry. The Society has been collecting Valentine's Day cards for decades and has many fine examples...
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Posted February 14, 2011

'Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel'

The latest entry in the Badger Biographies series from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, "Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel," tells the story of an iconic figure from Wisconsin's Civil War history. As the wife of a promising young governor, Cordelia...
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Posted February 10, 2011

Eyewitness Accounts of Civil War Slavery

"Wisconsin in the Civil War" is a digital collection currently under development by the Society. It will provide easy access to thousands of letters, diaries, memoirs and images that tell of the war though Wisconsin soldiers' eyes. It will launch...
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Posted February 7, 2011

Green Bay Packers History Online

When Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay in 1959, he told fans, "You will be proud of the team because I will be proud of the team." As you wait for a chance to show your Packer pride when they...
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Posted February 3, 2011

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