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July 2013 Highlights

'Return to Wake Robin' with Chapter a Day

A journey to your favorite cabin "Up North" will be as easy as tuning in to Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day program in August. Beginning August 5 at 12:30 pm on Idea Network stations statewide, listeners can travel down...
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Posted July 29, 2013

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

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 July 25, 2013

Experience Rural Immigrant Life

Relive the saga of Wisconsin's immigrant farm families through the story of one German family's farm in 'Six Generations Here: A Farm Family Remembers' by Marjorie L. McLellan. This summer, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published a new reprint of...
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Posted July 22, 2013

Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade

A hand-selected group of a dozen skilled living-history re-enactors will descend on Madeline Island on Saturday and Sunday, July 20–21, to relive and demonstrate the role of the fur trade, and the resulting interaction of European voyageurs with Native Americans,...
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Posted July 18, 2013

Join Us in Wisconsin Rapids October 11-12

Hundreds of local historians and preservationists gather every fall to learn and share at the Society's annual Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. This year the conference will convene in Wisconsin Rapids at the Hotel Mead on Friday and Saturday,...
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Posted July 15, 2013

2013 Society Award Winners Announced

Each year the Wisconsin Historical Society recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work in the field of Wisconsin history. This year the Society's governing Board of Curators selected eight award winners in seven specific categories of awards: books; genealogy and...
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Posted July 11, 2013

Recalling the War of 1812 in Wisconsin

Historic ground at the Villa Louis Victorian estate and historic site in Prairie du Chien will provide the venue for recalling the only battle of the War of 1812 fought on Wisconsin soil on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. Authentically...
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Posted July 8, 2013

Exhibit Tells Ancient Stories Through Artwork

Wisconsin is a unique amalgam of immigrant and native populations. Living together in complicated relationships for hundreds of years, both peoples have shaped the state in which we live. Now a new exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, Sisters in...
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Posted July 5, 2013

Wisconsin at Gettysburg, 150 Years Ago

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. It's considered one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War because it halted the Confederacy's attempt to invade the North. During the middle of June 1863, 75,000...
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Posted July 2, 2013

Family Fun at Old World Wisconsin in July

Old World Wisconsin will fill July with family friendly activities every day of the month. According to Dan Freas, Old World Wisconsin's director, "We've pulled out the stops for July. We've expanded our popular Laura Ingalls Wilder programming from one...
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Posted July 1, 2013

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