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December 2013 Highlights

Remembering Country Winters Essay Contest

Do you recall a snowed-in Christmas, your first ice-fishing trip, below-zero dashes to the barn, slippery sledding runs or breathless snowball fights? The Wisconsin Historical Society Press invites you to share such memories in a "Remembering Country Winters" essay contest...
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Posted December 26, 2013

Last Chance to Make a Tax-Deductible Gift

Family get-togethers ... making snowmen ... sledding on the big hill ... homemade treats to eat ... twinkling lights that magically light up the night. You can help make certain that our collective memories and traditions will live on long...
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Posted December 23, 2013

Film Series to Focus on Civil Rights Struggle

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host a four-part documentary film series, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," at the Society's Madison headquarters from February through April. A distinguished group of university history and law professors will show segments of four...
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Posted December 19, 2013

Photos of U.S. Intervention in Russia, 1918-1919

Robert Colton Johnson (1894-1969) was among the many young Wisconsin men sent to far northern Russian at the close of World War I. He grew up in Madison, where his father was dean of the College of Engineering at the...
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Posted December 16, 2013

'One Room' Filled with School Memories, Lessons

Return to one-room school days in the new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book for young readers, 'One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades' by Susan Apps-Bodilly. The book chronicles life in Wisconsin's early...
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Posted December 12, 2013

Magazine Issue Jumps into Winter Fun

Wisconsinites don't only trudge through the snow; they don't just shovel it. For generations they have jumped over it, slid upon it, and thrown it at their friends. Stories in this winter's issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" feature...
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Posted December 9, 2013

Wade House Celebrates a Historic Christmas

Wade House historic site in Greenbush will host a mid-19th-century Wade House Christmas celebration, on Saturday and Sunday, December 7–8, from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Yankee and German holiday traditions, including period crafts and games for young...
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Posted December 5, 2013

Holiday Shopping at the Historical Museum

With another Thanksgiving behind us, and December already underway, the holiday season is officially in full swing. And, if you haven't already wrapped up your holiday shopping, the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square should be on your list...
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Posted December 2, 2013

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