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April 2011 Highlights

Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month

May is Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month, a nationwide opportunity to learn more about historic places and how we can preserve them. Wisconsin local historical societies, museums, public libraries and other institutions use this monthlong celebration to highlight the important...
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Posted April 28, 2011

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Barns

The Wisconsin Historical Museum will continue its tasty and popular dinner series celebrating Wisconsin food, history and culture with Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Barns with Jerry Apps from 6:30 to 9 pm on Wednesday, May 11. Apps, author of Barns...
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Posted April 25, 2011

Do the 'Bustle Hustle' at Old World Wisconsin

What better way is there to shake off the doldrums of a long Wisconsin winter than to get outside in the spring air and take part in the second annual Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk at Old World Wisconsin on Sunday,...
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Posted April 21, 2011

Old Abe, Wisconsin's Civil War Eagle

Old Abe, a tame bald eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War and became a living symbol of the Union at war. He traveled with the 8th throughout the regiment's participation in campaigns in...
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Posted April 18, 2011

Wisconsin Income Tax is 100 Years Old

The income tax, like everything else, has a history. So after the forms are all gathered, the calculations are finished, and the signed and sealed paperwork is safely in the mail, you might want to look into where it all...
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Posted April 14, 2011

New 'Wisconsin in the Civil War' Collection

The Wisconsin Historical Society has launched a new section of its website, Wisconsin in the Civil War, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war. It contains more than 16,000 pages of eyewitness accounts from historical documents, most of which...
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Posted April 11, 2011

Fox Cities Book Festival, April 11-17

Several Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors will take part in the Fox Cities Book Festival, a weeklong, multi-venue festival that celebrates literacy and the joy of reading by connecting writers and readers. The festival will be held April 11-17 and...
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Posted April 7, 2011

Google Partnership Reaches Landmark

Later this month the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will reach an important benchmark in their effort to share library collections with the world. On April 15 they will send the 50th shipment of books to Google...
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Posted April 4, 2011

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