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May 2013 Highlights

African-American Genealogy Conference

Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran, come discover the methods of African-American genealogical research at the Wisconsin Historical Society's African-American Genealogy Conference: Looking for a Home on June 21-22 at the Pyle Center in Madison. A distiguished group of...
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Posted May 30, 2013

Jim Widmer's 'Spirit of Rural Wisconsin: Part I'

As a young man, Jim Widmer could see that Wisconsin's rural landscape of rolling hills dotted with family farms was under pressure from agricultural industrialization, automobiles, and suburbanization. Traditional rural culture was shifting as mass media broadcast urban ways into...
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Posted May 28, 2013

Circus World Kicks Off its Performance Season

The heyday of the circus in America is alive and well at Circus World in Baraboo, which began another rollicking performance season last weekend. Circus entertainment has thrilled American audiences for generations and, thanks to multi-talented performers on hand for...
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Posted May 23, 2013

Journey to a 'Superior Place' — Bayfield

Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Dennis McCann invites readers to visit 'This Superior Place,' "a community where the past was layered with good times and down times, where natural beauty was the one resource that could not be exhausted by...
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Posted May 20, 2013

Members-Only Sneak Preview at Wade House

Join fellow Wisconsin Historical Society members on Friday evening, June 7, from 5 to 7:30 pm for an exclusive sneak preview of the new Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House historic site in Greenbush. Enjoy...
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Posted May 16, 2013

At Work and at Play at Wade House

Wade House, the Society's 1860s stagecoach inn and historic site in Greenbush, is getting ready for spring, and the staff could use your help. On Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, the historic site will celebrate the start of another season...
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Posted May 13, 2013

Old World Wisconsin Springs into the Past

Spring is finally here, and on weekends throughout the month of May Old World Wisconsin will celebrate the season's arrival with a variety of family friendly activities reminiscent of farm life in 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin during Spring Into...
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Posted May 9, 2013

Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals

Sixty of Wisconsin's brightest middle school and high school history students emerged as national finalists following statewide National History Day competition in Madison on Saturday, May 4. The elite group becomes Team Wisconsin 2013 and will go on to represent...
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Posted May 6, 2013

May is Member Appreciation Month

As the Wisconsin Historical Society opens its museums and historic sites for an exciting new season, we also celebrate member support with a month of special offers and extra benefits. Members provide critical funding for our ongoing education, genealogy, local...
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Posted May 2, 2013

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