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November 2013 Highlights

Old World Wisconsin's Holiday Dinner Theater

Louisa May Alcott's enduring drama, "Little Women," forms the centerpiece of Old World Wisconsin's traditional Holiday Dinner Theater presentations this holiday season. Make your reservation now for an engaging Christmas drama in the living-history museum's Caldwell Farmers' Club Hall, including...
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Posted November 27, 2013

Michael Perry Pens Wisconsin Life

"Bottom line is, I'm the kind of guy who's happy to attend the opera, but I should like to be allowed to wear steel-toed boots with my evening suit," explains Michael Perry in his new book by Wisconsin Historical Society...
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Posted November 25, 2013

Documenting the Kennedy Assassination

As one of the nation's largest American history research centers, the Wisconsin Historical Society collected everything it could about President Kennedy's assassination, which happened 50 years ago this week. Its library has more than 400 books and pamphlets on the...
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Posted November 20, 2013

Jerry Apps Memories Warm Up Winter

Come in from the cold and settle into winter with celebrated rural historian and author Jerry Apps as he shares country winter memories of "The Quiet Season" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison....
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Posted November 18, 2013

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Wrap up your holiday shopping early, support an important cause, and give a gift that lasts a full year. Now through December 31 you can give the gift of a Wisconsin Historical Society Individual membership for only $20, a Household...
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Posted November 14, 2013

Reprint Chronicles Women's Civil War Roles

In 1911 Ethel Alice Hurn gathered first-person accounts of the contributions Northern women made during the Civil War in a Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'Wisconsin Women in the War between the States.' This fall, in tribute to the 150th...
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Posted November 11, 2013

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Going Online

Archivists have finished scanning and publishing online about half of the Society's 8,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Because they show every building on every block in meticulous detail, Sanborns are highly sought after by genealogists, city planners, archaeologists, local historians...
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Posted November 7, 2013

Research 'The History of Wisconsin' Electronically

This fall, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press released its six-volume classic collection, 'The History of Wisconsin,' in e-book format. This version makes Wisconsin history easier than ever to access and research. Published between 1973 and 1998, the collection remains the...
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Posted November 4, 2013

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