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May 2011 Highlights

Five Historic Sites Offer Deep Discounts

Each year in early June several of the Society's historic sites slash their admission prices for a single day as a way of saying thank you to past visitors and to welcome first-time visitors who would like to explore a...
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Posted May 31, 2011

Free Admission for Active-Duty Military

As a means of saying thank you to our men and women in uniform, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is one of 35 Wisconsin museums offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day....
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Posted May 26, 2011

Life and Lumbering in a Small Wisconsin Town

A remarkable collection of newly digitized historical photographs by Alfred A. Bish documents life in turn-of-the-20th-century Chippewa Falls, with particular attention to the area's lumbering industry and the landscape of the region. Additional photos in the collection depict the area's...
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Posted May 23, 2011

Library Reading Room Renovation Lauded

The renovation and restoration of the Society's grand Library Reading Room has earned Isthmus Architecture, the Madison architectural firm that guided the project to completion, a prestigious Honor Award from AIA Wisconsin, the Wisconsin society of the American Institute of...
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Posted May 19, 2011

Rituals of Spring at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin will turn back the clock 150 years to a time when 19th-century Wisconsin farm families greeted the arrival of spring by engaging in a host of springtime chores to ready their fields and gardens for another growing...
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Posted May 16, 2011

Name It. Picture It. Share It.

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites visitors to share their history at its historic sites and museums this summer, with a special "Name Your Price" promotion. Beginning Saturday, May 21, at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison, and moving to each...
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Posted May 12, 2011

Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals

Wisconsin's best and brightest history students from middle schools and high schools across the state emerged as national finalists after competing in the statewide finals of National History Day in Madison May 7. The 53 finalists become Team Wisconsin 2011...
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Posted May 9, 2011

At Work and at Play at Wade House

The staff at Wade House, the Society's 1860s stagecoach inn and historic site in Greenbush, is getting ready for spring — and they could use your help. On Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, the historic site will celebrate the start...
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Posted May 5, 2011

Discover Wisconsin's Forests in New Book

Nature writer Candice Gaukel Andrews weaves together contemporary observations and historical reminiscences in Beyond the Trees: Stories of Wisconsin Forests. Andrews tells the story of Wisconsin's forests through its inhabitants, landscapes and myriad changes, both natural and man-made. Far from...
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Posted May 2, 2011

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