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August 2011 Highlights

Pickles, Preserves and Produce on Parade

Spoiled as we are today, when we can pop a frozen entrée into a microwave oven and have a hot lunch ready three minutes later, it is easy to lose sight of how vital a skill food preservation was for...
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Posted August 29, 2011

Pencil Sketches Depict Images of 1852 Wisconsin

A compelling collection of 16 pencil sketches depicting the early settlement landscape of southern Wisconsin constitutes the latest online photo gallery in Wisconsin Historical Images. The sketches are the work of German-born artist Adolf Hoeffler, who painted, drew and etched...
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Posted August 25, 2011

Mark Your Calendars for This Special Event

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to attend History on the Square, a celebration in appreciation of Society supporters — past, present and future — on Saturday, October 1, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on...
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Posted August 22, 2011

Wisconsin Maritime Trails Has a New Look

The Wisconsin Maritime Trails website now has a new look and added features, thanks to a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The website was originally unveiled in 2003 as a clearinghouse of historic sites related to...
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Posted August 18, 2011

Stonefield Recalls the Golden Age of Railroading

The heyday of American railroading will return to Stonefield in Cassville during the historic site's Railroad Days event on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21. The site, which interprets rural life in southwestern Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century,...
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Posted August 15, 2011

Nitrate Film Preservation Grant Received

The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research has received a $5,600 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve and share a short silent film, "The Lumberjack," which was made in Wausau, Wisconsin, in 1914. The center is...
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Posted August 11, 2011

The Golden Age of Wisconsin Sporting Life

Stories of sportsmen past come to life in History Afield: Stories from the Golden Age of Wisconsin Sporting Life by Robert Willging, an account of the many and varied sporting pursuits that are part of the Wisconsin tradition. An author...
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Posted August 8, 2011

Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign

A series of remarkable photographs taken by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and his March to the Sea in 1864 constitute the raw material for the latest featured gallery in Wisconsin Historical...
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Posted August 3, 2011

Summer Dinner Theater at Old World Wisconsin

Summer dinner theater offerings featuring the 1920s drama, "Paragon Springs," are in the offing at Old World Wisconsin the first three weekends of August. Guests will step inside a Roaring '20s speakeasy atmosphere to enjoy some clandestine liquid refreshments and...
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Posted August 1, 2011

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