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September 2012 Highlights

Recalling Horse-Drawn Days at Stonefield

There's no better place than Stonefield, nestled in the beautiful southwestern corner of Wisconsin alongside the Mississippi River, to step back to a time — before steam engines or tractors arrived on the farm — to rediscover an era when...
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Posted September 27, 2012

22nd Annual Wade House Civil War Weekend

In our continuing commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Wade House will turn back the clock to August 1862 and the opening engagement of the Second Battle of Bull Run, Brawner's Farm, during the historic site's 22nd...
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Posted September 24, 2012

Join Us for the 'Bottoms Up' Book Launch Party

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television on Monday, October 1, for the exclusive book release party at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse for 'Bottom's Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries.'...
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Posted September 20, 2012

David Giffey's Struggle for Farmworker Justice

The Struggle for Farmworker Justice gallery consists of photographs taken between 1966 and 1971 by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey. Giffey captured details of migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas, revealing intimate details of people's living and working conditions. His...
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Posted September 17, 2012

Madeline Island Treaty Days September 29–30

Madeline Island Museum will celebrate Ojibwe culture with special programs, demonstrations and exhibits during its Treaty Days event Saturday and Sunday, September 29–30. The event commemorates the Treaty of 1854, signed at La Pointe. This important treaty established the first...
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Posted September 13, 2012

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Autumn 2012

Surfing is not just a coastal activity, as Sheboygan-born twins Lee and Larry Williams proved in the 1960s. In 1988, the Williams brothers founded the Dairyland Surf Classic, an event in which surfing and paddling competitions celebrate the "Third Coast's"...
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Posted September 10, 2012

Annual Carriage Classic a Feast for the Eyes

The grace, elegance and power of fine, immaculately groomed horses with beautifully restored carriages in tow, all set against the backdrop of a grand Victorian country estate, make the annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic in Prairie du Chien a rare...
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Posted September 6, 2012

Registration Deadlines Looming

The deadline to register for the September 28-29 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference is fast approaching. Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, September 14. Full conference registration is $115, Friday only is $65 and Saturday only is $60. The...
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Posted September 4, 2012

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