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August 2012 Highlights

Harvest Weekends at Old World Wisconsin

All five weekends in September will offer visitors to Old World Wisconsin an opportunity to relive different aspects of late-19th-century harvest activities on Wisconsin farms. Each weekend will highlight a different harvest theme. These will range from doing farm chores,...
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Posted August 30, 2012

The Silent Films of Harry and Roy Aitken

The Harry and Roy Aitken gallery showcases photographic stills from silent films produced by the Aitken brothers between 1913 and the early 1920s. The Wisconsin-born brothers were pioneers of the American movie industry. While there are few remaining intact films...
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Posted August 27, 2012

Book Traces Wisconsin's Polish Legacy

The newest addition to the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' People of Wisconsin series, 'Poles in Wisconsin' traces the history of Polish immigrants as they settled in America's northern heartland. Wisconsin's second largest immigrant population after Germans, Poles put down roots...
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Posted August 23, 2012

A History of Wisconsin Taverns and Breweries

Cheers! A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries," celebrates Wisconsin's taverns and the breweries that fueled them. Authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz chose 70 of Wisconsin's unique...
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Posted August 20, 2012

Stonefield Recalls the Golden Age of Railroading

The heyday of American railroading will return to Stonefield in Cassville during the historic site's Railroad Days event on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19. The site, which interprets rural life in southwestern Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century,...
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Posted August 16, 2012

Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Wade House

On Sunday, August 26, artisans and craftspeople from Wisconsin and across the Midwest will come to Wade House to display and sell their wares at one of the most popular and longstanding fairs of its kind in eastern Wisconsin. There...
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Posted August 13, 2012

Early Registration Discount Extended

There is still time to save on registration for the September 28-29 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. The early registration deadline has been extended to Friday, August 17, to allow more attendees to save $20 off the registration cost....
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Posted August 9, 2012

Blues, BBQ & Beer at the Museum on the Square

Join the Wisconsin Historical Museum and the Madison Blues Society for a trio of barbecue dinner feasts and blues music. The events are sure to be a feast for the ears and the taste buds. You'll enjoy the area's leading...
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Posted August 6, 2012

Centennial State Fair Murals on Exhibit Again

For the first time in more than 60 years, visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis can stand in front of massive murals depicting farm life in Wisconsin. Spanning 60 feet wide and 12 feet high, two vivid...
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Posted August 2, 2012

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