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February 2013 Highlights

Father Groppi Marched for Change

The civil rights movement was not confined to Southern cities like Selma and Birmingham. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, a new book by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 'Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights,' tells the story...
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Posted February 25, 2013

Cornish Language Courses Offered at Pendarvis

Pendarvis historic site in Mineral Point, a quaint remnant of immigrant Cornish culture in Wisconsin, will host a free lecture and a series of courses on Kernewek Kemmyn, or Common Cornish, a variety of the revived Cornish language. Benjamin Bruch,...
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Posted February 21, 2013

Civil War Soldiers' Letters Tell the War's History

The U.S. Civil War was a vast conflict fought for grandiose ideals and led by larger-than-life leaders on both sides of the fight that divided our nation. Yet, for all the captivating tales of courage and combat, of strategy and...
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Posted February 18, 2013

The History of Valentine's Day

Every February 14th, gifts, candy, loved ones exchange cards and flowers, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this Valentine fellow, and why do we celebrate his holiday? Historically, February has long been a month associated with...
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Posted February 14, 2013

Civil Rights Manuscripts Coming Online Soon

The Wisconsin Historical Society houses one of the nation's largest archives on the civil rights movement. More than 350 manuscript collections document the movement, from the voluminous records of the Congress of Racial Equality in 150 boxes to single-file folders...
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Posted February 11, 2013

Free Member Event: Hollywood in the Heartland

What do "Casablanca," "West Side Story" and "Citizen Kane" all have in common? They are among more than 15,000 motion pictures (and television shows) included in the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR), a cooperative program of the...
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Posted February 7, 2013

Society Press Author Featured at Garden Expo

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help gardeners enrich their plantings, and their knowledge of Wisconsin history and culture, at the 2013 Garden Expo this weekend at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. A Society Press booth in the Garden...
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Posted February 4, 2013

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