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June 2012 Highlights

Celebrate the Fourth — 19th-Century Style

Take part in an old-time celebration of Uncle Sam's birthday as Old World Wisconsin marks the occasion with An Old World Fourth of July event fashioned after patriotic, small-town festivities held in Wisconsin communities in the 19th and early 20th...
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Posted June 28, 2012

Vintage Base Ball Season Underway

Both of the Wisconsin Historical Society's vintage base ball teams, who play by 1860s rules and spell the sport's name as two words as was the practice at the time, are looking forward to another season of the gloveless game...
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Posted June 25, 2012

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Summer 2012

The elaborate artistry of Wisconsinite Susan Frackleton takes center stage in the Summer 2012 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History." Frackleton, an artist, businesswoman, inventor and teacher, joined other prominent Wisconsin artists at the turn of the 20th century...
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Posted June 21, 2012

2012 Danky Fellow: Sarita Alami

This year's James P. Danky Fellowship, supporting research in Society collections on the history of print or digital culture, has been awarded to Emory University's Sarita Alami, a doctoral candidate in history. Her dissertation, tentatively titled "Life Sentences: The Rise...
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Posted June 18, 2012

Recalling Madison's Grunge-Era Music Scene

A new exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum documents how music recorded, produced and played in Madison during the 1980s and '90s influenced the national music scene. The exhibit, Smart Sounds, Alt Music, Mad Scenes, examines how that happened, what...
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Posted June 14, 2012

Experience 'Life on the Farm' 19th-Century Style

Visitors to Old World Wisconsin can now experience "Life on the Farm" firsthand and discover what life was really like working and living on a farm in the Upper Midwest in the 19th century. The Koepsell Farm in the German...
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Posted June 11, 2012

Flavorful Fun for the Whole Family

School is out, and the kids are ready for summer fun. Just in time for rainy days and air-conditioned afternoons, "The Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids" gives youngsters a real taste for hands-on history by showing them how to create...
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Posted June 7, 2012

Don't Miss Circus of Chefs … The Gala 2012

Many of southern Wisconsin's best chefs, brewmasters, vintners and other food and beverage purveyors will gather under one roof on Sunday evening, June 10, to serve samples of their finest cuisine, beer, wine and other tasty treats during Circus of...
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Posted June 4, 2012

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