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March 2011 Highlights

Rare Taliesin Photographic Proofs Acquired

The Society has acquired an exceptional collection of early photographic proofs of Taliesin, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin home and studio outside of Spring Green, that provides a rare glimpse of the structure in its earliest incarnations. Wright redesigned and...
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Posted March 31, 2011

Spring Local History and Museum Workshops

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Museums have announced their annual offering of spring workshops for museum professionals and volunteers. The five daylong workshops are geared toward the staff and volunteers of local historical societies and museums....
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Posted March 28, 2011

Pass on Your Family History

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War provides Americans with the opportunity to reflect on the importance of this pivotal period in our nation's history and to consider the stories of those who time has nearly forgotten. Here's the story...
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Posted March 24, 2011

Wisconsin Women in the Civil War

March is Women's History Month. This year it comes on the threshold of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, which naturally raises the topic of Wisconsin women in the Civil War. The Wisconsin woman most closely associated with the Civil War is...
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Posted March 21, 2011

Civil War Memories and Mementos

With the four-year-long commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War just beginning, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is getting ahead of the curve with a special exhibit called Civil War Memories and Mementos. The exhibit showcases objects ranging from battlefield...
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Posted March 16, 2011

Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State

Photographer Harold Hone photographed cities, towns and landscapes in Wisconsin from 1936 to 1940. Most of the images in this collection were done as part of his role as staff photographer for "Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State," the...
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Posted March 14, 2011

Society Gets Congressman David Obey Papers

Retired Wisconsin 7th District Congressman David Obey has donated his papers to the people of his home state through a unique partnership formed by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service. The papers, which...
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Posted March 10, 2011

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2011

This year begins the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, which ought to get us all talking about the war and its enduring meaning today. A century ago the 50th anniversary of the war ignited debates and remembrances by Wisconsinites who...
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Posted March 7, 2011

1930s Folklore Interviews Go Online

Nearly 1,000 pages of interviews with small-town residents have just been added to Turning Points in Wisconsin History. They contain hundreds of stories, maxims, songs, jokes and tales collected by fieldworkers of the Federal Writers' Project between 1936 and 1938....
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Posted March 3, 2011

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