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June 2013 Highlights

Documenting Life in the Segregated South

An image gallery of 46 stunning photographs taken in the mid-1960s to accompany an unpublished report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi, dramatically documents life in the segregated South. Mark Lundeen, a volunteer with the Delta...
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Posted June 27, 2013

Fashions Worn by Wisconsin Women of Style

The phrase "Wisconsin fashion" may evoke images of cold-weather parkas and Stormy Kromer caps rather than the stylish garments created by haute couture designers in Paris and New York. Yet, beginning in the late 19th century, there have been Wisconsin...
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Posted June 24, 2013

Fill Your Summer Days with a Good Book

Take a little history with you this summer by packing a Wisconsin Historical Society Press book in your beach bag. With many titles now available in e-book formats, Society Press books pack light to any destination, even if the destination...
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Posted June 20, 2013

Don't Miss Circus of Chefs ... The Gala 2013

Circus World's annual benefit fundraiser, Circus of Chefs … The Gala 2013 marks its 10th anniversary this year when the festive event kicks off on Sunday evening, June 23, at the world-renowned circus museum and performance venue. Many of southern...
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Posted June 17, 2013

'Wisconsin Magazine of History,' Summer 2013

The cover story of the Summer 2013 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History," 'Stargazers: Building the Washburn and Yerkes Observatories, 1870-1900,' details Wisconsin's part in the first "space race." Toward the end of the 19th century, American scientists and...
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Posted June 13, 2013

Team Wisconsin 2013 on the National Stage

Sixty of Wisconsin's best and brightest middle- and high-school history students are in College Park, Maryland, this week to take part in the national finals of National History Day, culminating yearlong research projects designed to help them learn how to...
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Posted June 10, 2013

Save the Date: October 11-12

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Wisconsin Rapids October 11-12, 2013. The Society, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Council for Local History, are planning a conference with outstanding speakers on topics that are...
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Posted June 6, 2013

Great River Road 75th Anniversary Festival

Stonefield historic site in Cassville will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway during its Great River Road Festival on Saturday, June 15. The event will include wagon rides, blacksmithing and log-cutting demonstrations, talks about...
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Posted June 3, 2013

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