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July 2012 Highlights

Bonnets, Britches, Tractors and Hitches

There will be a little something in store for every member of the family to enjoy when Old World Wisconsin rolls out its perennially popular popular event, Laura Ingalls Wilder Days: Bonnets, Britches, Tractors and Hitches, on Saturday and Sunday,...
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Posted July 30, 2012

New Packers Book Launched at Lambeau Field

Wisconsin Historical Society members celebrated the launch of the Society's newest book 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition' at Lambeau Field on Monday, July 23. The event featured special remarks from Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, Lombardi-era Packer...
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Posted July 26, 2012

The Wild West Returns to Circus World

The raucous, rowdy days of the Old West will return to Circus World on Saturday and Sunday, July 28–29 when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World take the stage. This wild-and-wooly re-enactment features...
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Posted July 23, 2012

Headquarters Surrounded by Construction

A well-known joke claims that Madison has only two seasons, winter and construction. It's not winter, so visitors should know that construction projects have modified approaches to the Society's headquarters. The University of Wisconsin Memorial Union parking lot is now...
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Posted July 19, 2012

Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade

Historical re-enactors from throughout the Midwest will converge on Madeline Island Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, to set up an encampment at Madeline Island Museum for three days of demonstrations, re-enactments, handicrafts and other activities — all of them directly...
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Posted July 16, 2012

Lambeau Field Launch for New Packers Book

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and the Wisconsin Historical Foundation for the exclusive book launch event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay for "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" on Monday, July 23. Meet author William Povletich, and...
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Posted July 12, 2012

Recalling the War of 1812 in Wisconsin

The story of the War of 1812 in Wisconsin, the second war with Great Britain, will be recalled and re-enacted during the War of 1812 in Wisconsin: The Battle of Prairie du Chien at the Villa Louis in Prairie du...
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Posted July 9, 2012

A Home Befitting a Triumphant, Tragic Genius

A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 'Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss,' details the creation of the famed architect's Taliesin, which would be Wright's principal residence until the end of his life. Author...
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Posted July 5, 2012

One Family's Love Affair with Photography

A Madison family's penchant for photography captured candid views of family life, their love for a menagerie of pets, parades and other festivities on the Capitol Square, university life and a number of Madison landmarks — all from the late...
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Posted July 2, 2012

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