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Stories from the Wreckage Exhibit

Apr 30 - Nov 9 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum :: Madison
Through striking underwater photography, discover the hidden resources that are shaping our views of maritime history.
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Mark Hertzberg discusses Frank Lloyd Wright's Penwern: A Summer Estate

Nov 1 :: Racine Art Museum :: Racine
Join author and photographer Mark Hertzberg for an intimate glimpse of Wright's stunning masterpiece on Delevan Lake
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We've Been Here All Along: R. Richard Wagner discusses Wisconsin's Early Gay History

Nov 2 :: Appleton Public Library, Meeting Room C :: Appleton
Scholar and activist R. Richard Wagner discusses his new book, the first of two groundbreaking volumes chronicling Wisconsin's rich LGBT history

Blacksmithing 101 - Hooks & Triangle

Nov 2 :: Old World Wisconsin :: Eagle
Spend the day as an Apprentice Blacksmith as you learn the basics of this fascinating heritage trade

Trends in American Quilting

Nov 4 :: Kiel Public Library :: Kiel
Learn why quilting became so popular in America with Leslie Bellais, former Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

History Sandwiched In: "Damn the Old Tinderbox!"

Nov 5 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum :: Madison
Matthew J. Prigge discusses the infamous Newhall House hotel fire
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Book Launch - Dennis McCann discusses The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State

Nov 6 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum :: Madison
Author Dennis McCann shares engaging vignettes about everything Wisconsin, from famous firsts and household names to unearthed nuggets of hidden history
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Louis V. Clark III discusses How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century

Nov 6 :: Sun Prairie Public Library :: Sun Prairie
Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) seamlessly blends poetry and prose to share his own American Indian story
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On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

Nov 6 :: Friday Memorial Library :: New Richmond
Join author Robert Willging for a discussion of "On the Hunt," the story of deer-hunting in Wisconsin from ancient times to today.

The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

Nov 7 :: Holiday Inn - Manitowoc :: Manitowoc
Curator Joe Kapler provides a history of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree produced by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.