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January 2012 Highlights

Edmund Eisenscher's Milwaukee Photographs

The Eisenscher gallery showcases 133 photos taken by Edmund Eisenscher (1909-1995), photographer for the "Wisconsin CIO News." Today only about 11 percent of American workers belong to a union. But when Eisenscher was working, more than a third of working...
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Posted January 31, 2012

The Society's Press at Garden Expo 2012

With the recent publication of several books on the topic of gardening, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will take part in the upcoming Garden Expo 2012 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The Expo runs from Friday through Sunday,...
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Posted January 26, 2012

New 'Badger Biographies' Hit the Shelves

The life stories of two extraordinary Wisconsinites come to life in a pair of publications in the popular Wisconsin Historical Society Press series, "Badger Biographies," a set of kid-friendly books dedicated to elementary and middle-school readers with an interest in...
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Posted January 23, 2012

Holocaust Education Workshop February 24

The Wisconsin Historical Society is co-sponsoring "Teaching the Holocaust," a workshop to be held Friday, February 24, at the Pyle Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. This is a daylong opportunity for educators at all levels to learn how...
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Posted January 17, 2012

A Lifelong Gardener Looks Back

For those who know the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, homegrown vegetables, or for anyone looking to cultivate a green thumb, Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press offers an account, both practical...
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Posted January 11, 2012

Rare Civil War Broadsides Shared Online

The Society recently added three dozen rare broadsides to its growing digital collection of original documents about Wisconsin in the Civil War. Broadsides are single-sheet fliers and handbills brought back by troops or printed on the homefront. They were intended...
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Posted January 9, 2012

Historical Museum Has a Busy Month Ahead

The new year begins at the Wisconsin Historical Museum with a flurry of new exhibits, displays and special events in January. If you haven't yet had a chance to take in the museum's latest major changing exhibition, Wisconsin Innovations, this...
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Posted January 5, 2012

The Society's Year in Review — 2011

Major milestones, progress on important capital projects, significant collection acquisitions, exciting new website content, award-winning publications and major fundraising progress are among the success stories the Society can point to with pride as we look back on the year 2011....
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Posted January 3, 2012

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