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The Forward! Campaign Milwaukee event will take place on June 16, 2011, at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee

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 with a cocktail reception at 6 pm. Dinner will follow with special remarks from Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and bestselling author, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Allan H. "Bud" Selig Jr., commissioner of Major League Baseball, will introduce Goodwin. Dessert and a viewing of some rare artifacts from the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections will conclude the evening.

This event is part of a statewide effort to inspire the broadest community possible to take a more active role in discovering and appreciating their history — and to champion these efforts as the largest group of members, donors, advocates, volunteers and leaders in the Society's history.

Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Society recognizes the need to transform how we share our history in the 21st century. The Society's Forward! Campaign is dedicated to building a future in which all people actively use history to understand their own story and the world around them.

The Forward! Campaign includes four initiatives: transforming Wisconsin's historic sites, embracing new technology to engage audiences, safeguarding world-class collections, and securing the Society's future by inspiring the broadest community possible to champion history. Each initiative is rooted in the idea of ensuring that we preserve, embrace and appreciate our history for generations to come.

Fundraising for the Forward! Campaign has successfully been underway for several years. The Wisconsin Historical Foundation is seeking to raise a total of $77 million that will allow the Society to lay the groundwork for these initiatives as well as to provide an ongoing commitment to ensure the future of these efforts.

:: Posted June 9, 2011

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