Destination Wisconsin Poster Set: From Exploration to Statehood
By Wisconsin Historical Society
10 posters, b/w photographs, 11x17"
Designed for upper-elementary and middle-school students, this poster set profiles 12 individuals who shaped early Wisconsin history. Spanning more than 200 years from European exploration to statehood, the posters examine many important concepts of early Wisconsin history within the framework of biography. Posters introducing the French era (Jean Nicolet, Marquette and Jolliet, Charles Langlade) consider the far-reaching impact of the fur trade, by far the most important part of the regional economy. Other posters examine the changing relationship between Euro-Americans and American Indians, with posters profiling Juliette Magill Kinzie, Black Hawk, and Solomon Juneau. For the early statehood years, posters about Hercules Dousman, Henry Dodge, Samuel Mazzuchelli, James Doty, and Increase Lapham consider the dreams and schemes that made Wisconsin.
"Destination Wisconsin" features an attractive, contemporary design that will appeal to young people. Several of the posters include maps. Printed on a durable coated paper, the two-color posters measure 11" x 17."