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December 2012 Highlights

Last Chance to Make a Tax-Deductible Gift

Family get-togethers ... making snowmen ... sledding on the big hill ... homemade treats to eat ... twinkling lights that magically light up the night. You can help make certain that our collective memories and traditions will live on long...
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Posted December 26, 2012

Letterheads: Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Email and texting have superseded not just letter writing but physical stationery itself. For most of the last two centuries, custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding, as...
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Posted December 19, 2012

'Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature'

Readers can wander through the distinctive scenery of revolutionary landscape architect Jens Jensen in a new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 'Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature,' edited by landscape architecture professor William H. Tishler, a fellow of...
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Posted December 17, 2012

Book Unearths Fort Blue Mounds History

Archeologist and Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Robert A. Birmingham demonstrates what it's like to be a "history detective" in his new book, 'Life, Death, & Archaeology at Fort Blue Mounds.' Brimingham's historical and archeological investigations of the Fort Blue...
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Posted December 13, 2012

1,500 Wisconsin Maps Now Online

Thanks to generous funding from the Caxambas Foundation, Wisconsin residents can now see a wide range of cartographic evidence about their past. In 2009 the Foundation made the first of several gifts to support the cataloging, preservation and digitization of...
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Posted December 10, 2012

Have Breakfast with Father Christmas

A historic and beloved holiday figure will warm the hearts of youngsters who sit down for Breakfast with Father Christmas from 9 to 11 am on Saturday and Sunday, December 15–16, at Old World Wisconsin. In addition to a delicious...
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Posted December 6, 2012

'Wisconsin Magazine of History,' Winter 2012-13

The cover story of the winter 2012-13 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History," 'The Silver Man: John H. Kinzie and the Fort Winnebago Indian Agency,' details an ironic twist in Wisconsin History. John Kinze was a notable figure on...
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Posted December 3, 2012

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