Wisconsin Historical Society

Michael Edmonds

Speakers Bureau

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Michael Edmonds

Michael Edmonds is Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical Society and author of several books and articles on Wisconsin history. He is available to speak on his book Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America, as well as on the Wisconsin Capitol, odd characters from Wisconsin history, Wisconsin folklore, the WPA Writers Program in Wisconsin, the Society's Civil Rights collections, 1964 Mississippi Summer, and other topics. Besides Taking Flight, his books include The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People, Warriors, Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin, Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, and Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan. Michael is based at the Society's headquarters in Madison. For more information, see Michael-Edmonds.com.


  • African American History in Wisconsin
  • Birds and Humans in the Midwest
  • Bold, Not to Say Crazy: Collecting Civil Rights Manuscripts during the 1960s
  • The Federal Writers' Project in Wisconsin
  • The History of Genealogy in Wisconsin
  • The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan
  • Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer
  • Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels from Wisconsin History
  • Wisconsin's Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People

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