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April 17, 2014

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Playtimes of the Past
Apr 18 :: Explore a different side of history in this drop-in spring break program. Discover toys and games from...

Genealogy and Technology
Apr 19 :: Technology is changing the way genealogical research is done. There are so many new tools and options for...

National History Day State Event
May 3 :: This event brings together the state finalists of the seven regional competitions for sixth- through...

Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert
Recorded Webinar: Brick Wall Genealogy
Link to Cool Links home page. Freedom Summer Digital Collection
25,000 pages from the Society's manuscript collections on Civil Rights are now available online. They focus on 1964's Mississippi Freedom Summer project, in which thousands of local African-American residents were joined by hundreds of northern volunteers to challenge segregation and secure voting rights. View photos, letters, diaries, pamphlets, memos, and much more. Download a free PowerPoint and Sourcebook of key documents.

Recollection Wisconsin
Wisconsin Heritage Online has a new name and much-enhanced website. It's a statewide consortium of historical organizations sharing pictures, books, manuscripts, maps and museum artifacts on the Web. Now you can also share your own stories and connect with other people who love history. Enjoy 100,000 items from more than 80 Wisconsin historical organizations at Recollection Wisconsin.

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Mrs. Lincoln Grieves in Waukesha
"I am trying as you will perceive, to make the most of this fearfully wearisome summer. . . I live in a retired manner in a private house on the outskirts of the town where there are no other boarders and have all the advantages of the country. . . . I am so miserable over my great sorrows, that...

The latest issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Wisconsin Magazine of History

The spring issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" features articles on Stephen Babcock and the Babcock Butterfat Test, the rise and fall of the Marshall and Ilsley Bank, and Milwaukee's 'Mad Bomber' of 1935. Also included is an image essay featuring the Door County photography of artisan jeweler Ferdinand Hotz.
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