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July 2011 Highlights

Register By August 8 and Save!

Early registration discounts end August 8 for the September 23-24 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. If you're planning to join us in Stevens Point for Wisconsin's largest local history and historic preservation event, don't wait any longer. The early...
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Posted July 28, 2011

Remembering Wisconsin Civil War Letters

As the reservation deadline of August 5 quickly approaches, we invite you to join the Wisconsin Historical Museum for Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Civil War Letters on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 9 pm. Michael Edmonds, deputy administrator of...
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Posted July 25, 2011

Exploring the Great Lakes Fur Trade

Historical re-enactors from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota will converge on Madeline Island Friday through Sunday, July 22-24, to set up an encampment at Madeline Island Museum for three days of demonstrations, re-enactments, handicrafts and other activities — all of them...
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Posted July 21, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Mean Family Fun

One of the most popular special events of the year at Old World Wisconsin is the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Plus Farm Power event, when the outdoor museum of rural immigrant life celebrates the life and times of the...
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Posted July 18, 2011

A Toast to Wisconsin's Barroom Culture

Wisconsin's largely rural barroom culture comes to life in vivid color in the pages of a new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars, a hardcover photo book by Carl Corey, captures the essence...
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Posted July 14, 2011

Celebrate America's Pastime — 1860s Style!

The sights and sounds we associate with 19th-century Wisconsin history may range from the chugging of a steam locomotive and the metal-on-metal clanking of a blacksmith pounding on his anvil to the steady gait of a team of horses' hooves...
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Posted July 11, 2011

Join Us in Stevens Point September 23-24

Local historians and anyone with an interest in historic preservation should mark their calendars now for what promises to be the biggest and best gathering of its kind. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Council for Local History will...
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Posted July 7, 2011

Relive the War of 1812 in Wisconsin

You can relive the only battle of the War of 1812 fought on Wisconsin soil when re-enactors fight the short-lived but historic battle again on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, on the very ground where it took place. The annual...
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Posted July 5, 2011

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