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October 2013 Highlights

Middle America at the Mid-20th Century

Lewis Rudolph Arms (1927-2009) was an amateur photographer and a collector of family photographs that provide glimpses into a multiracial extended family in Wisconsin during the middle of the 20th century. They show a working-class African American from Madison serving...
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Posted October 31, 2013

Fall Conference in Wisconsin Rapids a Big Hit

More than 250 people attended the October 11-12 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Wisconsin Rapids sponsored by the Society, the Wisconsin Council for Local History and the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation. The conference brought together professionals and...
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Posted October 29, 2013

Book Sails Through Great Lakes Maritime History

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press invites young readers on a rip-roaring journey through the maritime history of the Midwest's "inland seas" in a new book, 'Great Ships on the Great Lakes: A Maritime History.' The authors are Catherine M. Green...
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Posted October 24, 2013

Lighthouse History Shines in Photographic Guide

No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsin's rich maritime traditions than the lighthouse. A new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'Wisconsin Lighthouses: a Photographic and Historical Guide,' tours the state's beacons along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and...
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Posted October 21, 2013

Museum Presents Poetry of the Prophet

Forward Theater Company will open its 2013-14 season with the Wisconsin premiere of "Sons of the Prophet" by acclaimed playwright Stephen Karam during the next Taste Traditions of Wisconsin dinner theater event on Thursday, October 24, from 6:30 to 9...
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Posted October 17, 2013

Book Festivals Host Society Press Authors

Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors are featured at book festivals around the state this weekend, discussing their books about everything from bicycling history to Wisconsin's tavern culture and the Green Bay Packers. The Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison hosts a...
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Posted October 14, 2013

Enter to Win a Green Bay Game-Day Experience

Wisconsin Historical Society members are invited to enter the members-only drawing to win an opportunity to attend an exclusive Green Bay Packers viewing party with Jessie Garcia, TV sportscaster and author of the new Society Press title, 'My Life with...
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Posted October 10, 2013

Spooky Halloween Events at Old World Wisconsin

Get in the mood for Halloween with a series of eerie Halloween storytelling events at Old World Wisconsin in October. The fun begins with three weekends of spooky fun and tasty dining that awaits those who partake in Old World...
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Posted October 7, 2013

Life with the 'Green and Gold'

One of the first female sportscasters in the Midwest, Jessie Garcia, shares behind-the-microphone moments from her decades covering Wisconsin teams, including the Green Bay Packers, in a new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'My Life with the Green & Gold:...
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Posted October 3, 2013

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