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June 2011 Highlights

Patriotism Through the Mail: Civil War Envelopes

A collection of colorful, ornate and patriotic illustrated envelopes produced during the Civil War constitute the latest image gallery in Wisconsin Historical Images. This collection of Civil War-illustrated envelopes provides a window into the politics and culture of a society...
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Posted June 30, 2011

Celebrate the Fourth — in 19th-Century Style

The festive annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4, at Old World Wisconsin will feature all of the charm of those held in rural villages in 19th-century Wisconsin, which marked summer's high point. A cannon firing will signal the...
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Posted June 27, 2011

The Lives of Veterans in Gilded-Age America

The Wisconsin Historical Museum continues its popular dinner series celebrating Wisconsin food, history and culture with Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded-Age America from 6:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, July 12 (reservation...
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Posted June 23, 2011

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Summer 2011

With the advent of professionalized medicine around the turn of the 20th century, new standards required physicians to become certified in the field and conform to developing standards. Quack medicine, however, continued to flourish into the 20th century and beyond....
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Posted June 22, 2011

Forward! Campaign Launched in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Historical Society celebrates the dawn of a new era in its history with the Milwaukee launch of its first major fundraising campaign, titled Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Milwaukee launch of the $77 million...
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Posted June 20, 2011

Why Are There So Many Cows in Wisconsin?

The story of dairying in Wisconsin is the story of how our very landscape and way of life were created. By making cows the center of our farm life and learning how to care for them, our ancestors launched a...
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Posted June 15, 2011

2011 National History Day Finals Underway

Wisconsin's best and brightest middle- and high-school history students are in College Park, Maryland, this week to take part in the national finals of National History Day, culminating yearlong research projects designed to help them learn how to conduct scholarly...
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Posted June 13, 2011

Last Chance — Tickets Still Available

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation invites you to attend its Milwaukee launch event for Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society, on June 16 at the historic Pfister Hotel. Tickets are available until Monday, June 13. The event will begin...
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Posted June 9, 2011

Ethnic Culinary Traditions Run Deep

The food we eat, the vegetables and fruits we plant and harvest, and the fragrant flowers and herbs that enliven our gardens pass down our culture and history from one generation to the next. A new book from the Wisconsin...
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Posted June 6, 2011

Last Chance to See Odd Wisconsin Exhibit

The popular and offbeat exhibit, Odd Wisconsin, has offered visitors to the Wisconsin Historical Museum a glimpse into the unexpected side of Wisconsin history through the stories of people, places and things that make our state uniquely "Wisconsin." Don't miss...
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Posted June 2, 2011

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