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January 2014 Highlights

'Return to Wake Robin' Event

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Radio for a "summer" evening in Madison beginning with a 6 pm reception on Thursday, February 20, at the Society's headquarters building, 816 State Street. Enjoy campfire snacks, beverages and a fireside...
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Posted January 30, 2014

Barns of Theresa Township, Dodge County

Between April and September 2004, photographer Jim Widmer and his wife Shirley documented the barns and farmers of their vicinity. Traveling the back roads and byways of Dodge County, they took more than 1,000 photographs that they organized into a...
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Posted January 27, 2014

'The Abolitionists' Debuts February 5

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the first film in a four-part documentary series, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," in Madison on Wednesday, February 5. Selected segments of the initial film in the series, 'The Abolitionists,' will air at...
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Posted January 23, 2014

Society Announces Spring Book Titles

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press kicks off the new year with the release of its Spring 2014 Catalog of new books. During the next several months, the Society Press will add seven titles to the long list of history books...
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Posted January 17, 2014

Wintry Treat: Horse-Drawn Bobsled Rides

Wintry Wisconsin weather may cause traffic woes on busy city streets and country roads, but at Old World Wisconsin the recent snowfall has created ideal conditions for the living-history museum to offer offseason visitors an opportunity to traverse the historic...
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Posted January 16, 2014

Fashions Worn by Stylish Wisconsin Women

When you think Wisconsin fashion, parkas rather than Paris may come to mind. Yet prominent Wisconsin women, adorned in silk, satin, velvet and lace dresses by the world's top designers, have been at the forefront of style since the beginning...
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Posted January 9, 2014

Farm Book Authors Visit Winter Expos

The start of a new year also marks the beginning of the annual winter "expo season" for farmers and gardeners alike. This January and February the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will bring its farm and gardening history books — along...
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Posted January 7, 2014

Last Chance to See 'Tis the Season Exhibit

Another Christmas season may be behind us, but holiday revelers still have one last chance to see the state's largest collection of classic 1960s aluminum Christmas trees, on exhibit through January 11 at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison, The...
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Posted January 2, 2014

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