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January 2013 Highlights

Saving an American 'Downton Abbey'

Peter Adams was still a young man when his father moved the family from northern California to Neenah, Wisconsin, and into one of Wisconsin's most famous homes — the Havilah Babcock House, built in 1883 by his grandfather, one of...
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Posted January 31, 2013

Settling Northern Wisconsin in 1895

At the end of the 19th century, the forests of northern Wisconsin were disappearing before the logger's ax. Experts believed that they would naturally be succeeded by prosperous farms, as had happened in Europe centuries earlier. So in 1895 the...
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Posted January 28, 2013

Take Part in Wade House Hearthside Dinners

While, for most Midwestern historic sites, winter and early spring are a time to focus solely on their upcoming summer seasons, Wade House opens its doors once each month of the off-season to host an interactive meal from a bygone...
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Posted January 24, 2013

Genealogy and Local History Workshops Set

The Society will offer another full season of genealogy webinars and workshops starting in January and running through mid-May. The classes feature presentations and hands-on learning opportunities led by very knowledgeable library and archives staff and guest lecturers. Four additional...
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Posted January 22, 2013

Exhibit Traces Brewing History in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's tavern culture and long history of beer brewing comes centerstage in "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries," on exhibit through March 23 at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square. The exhibit, on the...
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Posted January 17, 2013

Kids Can 'Taste' History in New Cookbook

Wild rice is a traditional food of Wisconsin's Native people. In fact one tribe, the Menominee took its name from the Indian word for wild rice, manomin (pronounced mah-no-min). The large, dark-brown rice native to Wisconsin marshes is just one...
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Posted January 14, 2013

Fort Blue Mounds Book Presentation

Bring your lunch and join author and archaeologist Robert Birmingham for a "History Sandwiched In" brown-bag lunch lecture on January 15 at the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Birmingham will describe his efforts to unearth the site and story of Fort Blue...
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Posted January 10, 2013

Much to Celebrate in 2012 Society Press Books

Wisconsin history — via the pages of Wisconsin Historical Society Press books — reached a statewide and even a national audience in 2012. From Hayward to Spring Green, Lambeau Field to the Bark River, and Boston to Los Angeles, thousands...
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Posted January 7, 2013

'Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition'

During February the Wisconsin Historical Museum will host a lecture series in conjuction with the Wisconsin Arts Board's "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition" exhibit. The museum will present these programs in conjunction with the Dane County Regional Airport exhibition organized...
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Posted January 2, 2013

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