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September 2011 Highlights

Join Us Saturday for this Free Special Event

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to attend History on the Square, a free special event in appreciation of past, present and future Society supporters this Saturday, Oct 1 from 1-3:30 pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol...
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Posted September 28, 2011

21st Annual Wade House Civil War Weekend

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Wade House will turn back the clock to the spring and summer of 1861 to re-enact the initial clashes between Union and Confederate forces in Missouri during the historic site's...
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Posted September 22, 2011

New Book Showcases Vintage Wisconsin Gardens

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, as Wisconsin's population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns and cities, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and a source of civic pride. In Vintage Wisconsin Gardens:...
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Posted September 19, 2011

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Autumn 2011

The rediscovery of a series of stunning, large-scale murals developed to showcase Wisconsin's century of agricultural heritage at the 1948 Wisconsin Centennial Exposition provided an opportunity for the Society to exhibit nine surviving murals in an interactive online exhibit. For...
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Posted September 15, 2011

Celebrating Wisconsin Innovations

"Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected," a major exhibition featuring a diverse array of remarkable inventions and ideas that originated — in one way or another — in Wisconsin, will open on Saturday, September 17, at the Wisconsin...
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Posted September 12, 2011

Birth of the World Trade Center

The media is filled this week with reflections on the 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington. The phrase 9/11 has become not just the abbreviation of a date but also the symbol of an event that altered American...
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Posted September 8, 2011

Proxmire Digital Collection Gets Underway

Thanks to contributions from the late senator's many friends and associates, work has recently begun to create a digital collection devoted to his career. William Proxmire won his first major victory in 1957 in a special election to fill the...
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Posted September 6, 2011

Registration Deadlines Looming

Don't forget to register for the September 23-24 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. Your registration must be postmarked by September 9 to meet the registration deadline. September 1 is also the last day to make your hotel reservation at...
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Posted September 1, 2011

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