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An older Wisconsin gentleman, Dennis Brunner, animatedly playing cribbage.

BIG History Is Happening

A BIG moment in history is happening right now. COVID-19 is having a major impact on all of our lives. We know how much you love history, and until we can welcome you back to the Society we are going to bring more history straight to you!

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An Ojibwa woman, Francis Mike, harvesting wild rice in a boat on Totogatic Lake.

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Visit and learn more about WISCONSIN CENTER FOR FILM AND THEATER RESEARCH. The Wisconsin Historical Society works closely with the WCFTR in carrying out its mission. The Wisconsin Historical Society is actively developing plans for a new 21st-century museum which will serve as a hub for statewide history education and outreach. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press has been publishing lively narratives and engaging explorations of Wisconsin for history lovers, educators and young readers, since 1855.

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