Use the smaller-sized text Use the larger-sized text Use the very large text

October 2011 Highlights

Ghostly Gatherings in Wisconsin

In honor of Halloween, here are a handful of ghost stories that are reported in historic documents about Wisconsin. First, there is the tale of the Ridgeway ghost down in the Lead Region — perhaps the most famous ghost story...
more...
Posted October 31, 2011

Fuldner Heritage Fund Established

A $500,000 gift from the Jeffris Family Foundation to the Wisconsin Historical Society will establish the Fuldner Heritage Fund. The gift represents a major step toward the $77 million goal of Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society, with...
more...
Posted October 27, 2011

Spooky Fun at the Museum on the Square

Enjoy some spooky fun this week at the Wisconsin Historical Museum as it gets in the spirit of Halloween. Halloween Week will feature daily scavenger hunts and appearances by colorful characters between 10 am and 3 pm. Beginning Wednesday and...
more...
Posted October 24, 2011

Join Us in a Celebration of Books

The Wisconsin Book Festival is a free, five-day program of public events that takes place every October in downtown Madison. It is the state's largest literary festival, drawing thousands of attendees annually. Since its inception in 2002, the Wisconsin Book...
more...
Posted October 20, 2011

A Visual History of Ho-Chunk Families

A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, "People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942," tells the visual history of Ho-Chunk families at the turn of the 20th century and beyond as...
more...
Posted October 17, 2011

Book Details Norwegian Immigrant Cuisine

Part cookbook, part immigrant story and part family memoir, one of the newest offerings from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press features hundreds of recipes and recollections from one Norwegian immigrant family's oral history and kitchen archives. 'Gudrun's Kitchen: Recipes from...
more...
Posted October 13, 2011

Halloween Dinner Theater: Dracula

Bram Stoker's ghoulish 1897 tale about the nefarious deeds of the vampire Count Dracula will provide the theme and storyline for a dinner theater program at Old World Wisconsin on three successive weekends this month. The popular dinner theater program...
more...
Posted October 10, 2011

Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin

Amid the hues of gold, orange and red that tinge the woods at Old World Wisconsin this autumn weekend, October 8–9, visitors will witness a flurry of activity reminiscent of late 19th-century rural Wisconsin as farmers and their families busily...
more...
Posted October 6, 2011

The Civil War Sketches of Alexander Simplot

If asked to picture a scene from the Civil War, most Americans would probably imagine an iconic black-and-white photograph by Mathew Brady. But during the war very few people were able to see photographs like those because printers had no...
more...
Posted October 3, 2011

  • Questions about this page? Email us
  • Email this page to a friend
select text size Use the smaller-sized textUse the larger-sized textUse the very large text