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May 2012 Highlights

Wrap Up Your Father's Day Shopping

With Father's Day fast approaching, you may be scrambling to find the perfect gift. This year, why not honor your dad with a thoughtful gift that also gives back? When you give a Wisconsin Historical Society membership, your gift not...
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Posted May 31, 2012

Society Press Announces its First Audio Book

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces the release of its first audio book production, "People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish." The book and its audio book companion tell a conservation success story from Wisconsin's Lake...
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Posted May 29, 2012

Rare Territorial Map Discovered

Staff at the Sinsinawa Dominican Archives in Grant County recently came across a great treasure. They found a hand-colored lithograph map of "Sinsinawa City" rolled up in a tube and crumbling into fragments. Carefully unrolling it, they discovered that it...
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Posted May 24, 2012

Archiving Electronic Records in the Digital Age

As our population continues to embrace all forms of digital media, librarians and archivists have the dilemma of knowing what and how much to collect and preserve. In order to maintain the Society's mission and follow its guiding principles, which...
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Posted May 21, 2012

Circus World Begins its Performance Season

The heyday of the circus in America is alive and well at Circus World in Baraboo, which begins another rollicking performance season on Saturday, May 19. Circus entertainment has thrilled American audiences for generations and, thanks to multi-talented performers on...
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Posted May 17, 2012

'Finding Freedom' Audio Book Released

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces the release of the audio version of the book, "Finding Freedom: The Untold Story of Joshua Glover, Runaway Slave" by Ruby West Jackson and Walter T. McDonald. Read by Jim Fleming on Wisconsin Public...
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Posted May 14, 2012

The Heyday of Northwoods Resorts Recalled

The sights and sounds of enchanted summers spent in Wisconsin's Northwoods during the golden age of summer cabins and restorts make "Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts" a must-read for anyone who has spent...
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Posted May 10, 2012

Wrap Up Your Mother's Day Shopping

With Mother's Day fast approaching, you may be scrambling to find the perfect gift. This year, why not honor your mom with a thoughtful gift that also gives back? When you give a Wisconsin Historical Society membership, your gift not...
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Posted May 9, 2012

Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals

Wisconsin's best and brightest history students from middle schools and high schools across the state emerged as national finalists after competing in the statewide finals of National History Day in Madison May 5. The 56 finalists become Team Wisconsin 2012...
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Posted May 7, 2012

Inspire Our Next Generation of Leaders

Right now, students throughout Wisconsin are developing their talents, skills and intellect as they imagine the bright future that lies ahead of them. The kids of Wisconsin dream big because their parents, teachers and mentors have always embraced their responsibility...
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Posted May 3, 2012

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