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March 2012 Highlights

Helping to Save Historic Homes and Properties

You can help double support for the Society's Historic Preservation Web Initiative by making a special, one-time gift before April 30. A grant from Preserve America, an initiative of the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior,...
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Posted March 29, 2012

Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month

The Wisconsin Historical Society encourages communities throughout Wisconsin to begin planning now for events and activities to celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month this coming May. During this monthlong celebration several local and regional events are planned to promote historic...
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Posted March 26, 2012

'Putting Down Roots' Wins National Award

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is proud to announce that Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers by Old World Wisconsin historical gardener Marcia Carmichael was one of only five books selected for the American Horticultural Society's annual...
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Posted March 22, 2012

Nitrate Films Pose Fire Danger

Collaborating with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and chemistry department, staff with the Wisconsin Historical Society are studying the effects of cellulose nitrate film decomposition and the associated fire risk. "This project offers a...
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Posted March 19, 2012

James P. Danky Fellowship Deadline is May 1

Each year the Society and the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture offer a $1,000 short-term research fellowship in honor of Society librarian James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship. The Danky Fellowship provides $1,000...
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Posted March 15, 2012

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2012

For an event that lured such numbers of Wisconsin's citizenry into its rivers in search of instant riches at the end of the 19th century, the Wisconsin Pearl Rush has received remarkably little attention. The tumult that would engulf communities...
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Posted March 12, 2012

The Origins of Women's History Month

Back in 1975 the United Nations declared March 8 as International Women's Day. Since then, millions of people all around the world have recognized women's centuries-long struggle for equality, justice and peace on March 8. International Women's Day is even...
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Posted March 8, 2012

Glimpses of African-American Life, 1865-1934

When Caroline Webb died in 1975, her family photo albums were donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society. A gift like this would normally be unremarkable. But Webb's parents had been born as slaves in about 1840 and came north after...
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Posted March 5, 2012

National History Day Regional Events on Tap

Some 9,000 Wisconsin students at more than 100 Wisconsin schools are participating in National History Day this year. These students are going beyond their textbooks as they research and analyze the significance of their topics in history. In March and...
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Posted March 1, 2012

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