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October 2012 Highlights

Political Campaigns of the Past: 1850-2009

Have you ever wondered how candidates communicated their message to voters before campaign commercials, robocalls and social media? Candidates in the past spoke face to face with citizens. They rode trains or buses across the country, stood in open wagons...
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Posted October 29, 2012

Halloween Fun at the Museum on the Square

The Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison has some Halloween-themed storytelling events in store to observe the annual fall celebration of all things spooky and supernatural. The events begin with Halloween Fun: Haunted Wisconsin on Thursday, October 25, featuring author Michael...
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Posted October 25, 2012

'Wisconsin: Nuestro Estado, Nuestra Historia'

This winter, Wisconsin school districts will welcome the publication of a Spanish edition of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' award-winning fourth-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story.' The Press partnered with the Milwaukee Public Schools to translate the definitive state...
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Posted October 23, 2012

Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes at the Society

Have you ever seen the original script for "Casablanca"? Or read the riveting account of a civil rights worker's incarceration, written on strips of toilet paper while she sat in a Louisiana jail cell? We think you'll agree we have...
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Posted October 18, 2012

Milwaukee Event Toasts 'Bottoms Up' Book

Celebrate Wisconsin's rich tavern and brewery culture at a special Milwaukee County Historical Society toast to the county's historic bars and breweries from 1 to 4 pm Saturday, October 20, at the society's 910 North Old World Third Street location...
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Posted October 15, 2012

New Book Documents a Historic Wisconsin River

The Bark River valley in southeastern Wisconsin is a microcosm of the state's and the Great Lakes region's natural and human history. 'The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed' recounts one couple's journey by canoe from the river's...
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Posted October 11, 2012

Old World Wisconsin's Halloween Dinner Theater

Old World Wisconsin will get into the Halloween spirit with 14 dinner theater performances of "Frankenstein" in an adaptation of Mary Shelley's terrifying novel by playwright R.N. Sandberg. The outdoor museum will present the shows as part of a series...
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Posted October 8, 2012

Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home

A new book by the Wisconsin Historical Society brings to life the heroism and heartache of the Civil War through the eyes and pens of those who fought in it. 'This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home,' edited...
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Posted October 3, 2012

Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin

Shorter days, cooler weather and bright hues of orange and red signal that autumn is here, meaning the farms, fields, kitchens and gardens of Old World Wisconsin will be busy places as farmers and farm wives prepare for the coming...
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Posted October 1, 2012

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