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November 2011 Highlights

Make Holiday History This Year!

Shop for gifts for everyone on your list from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press! From subjects like community taverns (Jamo's in Milwaukee, pictured here), gardening and cookbooks to Ho-Chunk culture, dairy farming and Wisconsin's rich sporting heritage, the Society Press...
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Posted November 28, 2011

Cranberry Farming in Wisconsin

Whether baked into luscious quick breads, suspended in Jell-O, or served by themselves, cranberries are a memorable part of most holiday dinners. The first New England settlers received them from local Indians, and during the 17th century cranberries were a...
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Posted November 21, 2011

Historic Holidays at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin will ring in the holidays in festive and historic fashion with a series of special postseason events in November and December, including a four weekend run of its popular Winter Dinner Theater: "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol." A...
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Posted November 17, 2011

Donation Conserves Two Prized Paintings

Once again the Society's painting collection is the beneficiary of the generous financial support of the FRIENDS of the Society. The FRIENDS acquired a gift of $1,000 from the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association to cover the material costs associated with...
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Posted November 14, 2011

Ground Broken for Wade House Building Project

A groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, November 8, marked the official beginning of construction of a new 38,000-square-foot Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House historic site in Greenbush. The new year-round facility, owned and operated by...
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Posted November 10, 2011

Stevens Point Conference a Major Success

More than 250 people attended the Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Stevens Point sponsored by the Society and the Wisconsin Council for Local History. The conference brought together professionals and volunteers from 42 counties to network, share ideas...
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Posted November 7, 2011

Civil Rights and Labor History for Young Readers

When William "Blue" Jenkins was only 6 months old, he and his family moved from a Mississippi sharecropper's farm to the industrial city of Racine, Wisconsin, with dreams of a new life. As an African-American in the pre-civil rights era,...
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Posted November 3, 2011

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