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April 2012 Highlights

Picturing the Dells and Devil's Lake Region

Harry Ellsworth Cole (1861-1928) was a "nature lover and history lover." That's how historian Louise Phelps Kellogg remembered her colleague in her forward to Cole's book, "Stagecoach and Tavern Tales of the Old Northwest." The collection of Cole photographs at...
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Posted April 30, 2012

Historic Sites and Museums Swing into Spring

May marks the start of a new season of daily activities and special events that allow visitors of all ages to explore Wisconsin history while having some family friendly fun at Wisconsin's historic sites and museums. Old World Wisconsin, the...
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Posted April 26, 2012

'Tavern League' Wins National Design Award

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is proud to announce that "Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars" by Carl Corey won Gold in the Photography Book category from PubWest Book Design Awards. The PubWest Design Awards were developed to recognize superior...
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Posted April 23, 2012

Benefit Auction and Preview Night April 27-28

The FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society will roll out the support organization's 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction on Saturday, April 28, in the historic Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin, an event that provides important funding for the Society....
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Posted April 19, 2012

1940 Census Records Released

After 72 years, genealogists have struck a gold mine of information about America's past. Earlier this month, the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration released the 1940 census, and it has sparked additional interest in exploring family history....
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Posted April 16, 2012

A Taste of Gardens Past and Present

You're invited to partake of a scrumptious dinner at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square and to spend an evening in the company of 'Farmstead Chef' co-authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko as they discuss our culinary heritage....
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Posted April 12, 2012

Ghost Ships Festival in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologists Keith Meverden and Tamara Thomsen will represent the Society's underwater archaeology program at the 2012 Ghost Ships Festival in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, April 13–14. The festival will convene at the Wyndham Hotel and...
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Posted April 9, 2012

Award for 'Magazine of History' Author

"Wisconsin Magazine of History" contributor, Mary Ellen Gabriel, will receive an award for her work on the magazine from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Gabriel will receive the 2011 Kay Levin Award for Short Nonfiction for her winning article entry,...
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Posted April 5, 2012

Save the Date for the Annual Fall Conference

The Society's 2012 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference will be in Madison on September 28-29. This is the sixth annual conference in which the Society brings together professionals and volunteers to discuss their work in preserving and sharing our...
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Posted April 2, 2012

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