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February 2014 Highlights

'The Loving Story' Debuts March 4

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the second film in a four-part documentary series, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," in Madison on Tuesday, March 4. Selected segments of "The Loving Story," will air at 7 pm in the auditorium...
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Posted February 27, 2014

Door County 100 Years Ago

More than 350 photographs of Door County taken in the first half of the 20th century, as it evolved from farmland into a tourist destination, constitute the latest Wisconsin Historic Images photo gallery. Ferdinand Hotz (1868-1946), a German immigrant who...
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Posted February 24, 2014

Book Profiles State's First Public School Teacher

In 1828 Wisconsin's first public school teacher went to work in a log building near present-day Kaukauna. She was a Stockbridge Indian and taught the children of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians as well as the sons and daughters...
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Posted February 20, 2014

Society Offers Spring Genealogy Classes

Genealogy enthusiasts looking for tips on how technology is changing research techniques, or those who have just now begun to think about beginning research into their family history, will find valuable resources in a lineup of eight upcoming genealogy classes...
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Posted February 17, 2014

Society Creates Exhibit for Milwaukee Schools

Thanks to a grant from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, the Society will share a major civil rights exhibit with Milwaukee-area schools during 2014. The exhibit tells the story of 1964's Freedom Summer project, when a handful of activists led...
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Posted February 13, 2014

Collecting Civil Rights Manuscripts in the 1960s

Why does one of the nation's richest archives on the Southern civil rights movement reside in Madison? Why has every serious researcher on civil rights over the past half century traveled to the Midwest to conduct research? You can learn...
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Posted February 10, 2014

Society Press Author Featured at Garden Expo

Celebrated rural historian and Wisconsin Historical Society Press author is one of the headlining speakers at the Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison February 7 through February 9. Apps will share "Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60...
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Posted February 6, 2014

Valentines: Expressions of Love and Affection

Tracing its roots to ancient times, today's St. Valentine's Day has evolved over the centuries to become a major occasion for the greeting card industry. The Society has been collecting Valentine's Day cards for decades and has many fine examples...
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Posted February 3, 2014

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