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Odd and Unusual Artifacts of Wisconsin History

Jan 22 :: The Gardens Retirement Community :: Madison
Join the Society's lead curator for a presentation on the odd and unusual stories of Wisconsin history as represented in the Society’s collections.
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Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland

Feb 2 :: Kingston Historical Preservation Society :: Kingston
Join author Kurt Dietrich as he highlights Wisconsin's rich association with jazz.
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Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer

Feb 3 :: Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library :: Marshfield
Michael Edmonds will discuss how America changed forever during the summer of 1964.
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Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries

Feb 3 :: Cedarburg Cultural Center :: Cedarburg
"Bottoms Up" celebrates Wisconsin's taverns and the breweries that fueled them.
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Wisconsin Lighthouses

Feb 8 :: Oshkosh Public Museum :: Oshkosh
Hear stories of Wisconsin's maritime history with a photographic tour of Wisconsin lighthouses with authors Ken and Barb Wardius.
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Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

Feb 8 :: Volo Bog State Natural Area :: Ingleside
Explore how and why people in the nation's heartland worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, ate and protected the birds that surrounded them.
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Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It

Feb 10 :: Mukwonago Community Library :: Mukwonago
Learn more about the history of Wisconsin Public Radio from author of Society Press book "Wisconsin on the Air."

Victorians' Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear

Feb 12 :: Hart Park Senior Center :: Milwaukee
Join Leslie Bellais for a revealing history of women's underwear in the Victorian era.

Rituals of Romance: A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

Feb 13 :: Village on the Square :: Dousman
Join Leslie Bellais as she explores how contemporary wedding rituals emerged and became cemented into tradition.

Maps at the Wisconsin Historical Society: Democratizing a Rare Special Collection

Feb 15 :: Goodman South Madison Library :: Madison
State Archivist Matt Blessing will provide an overview of efforts to introduce the Society's historical maps to broader and more diverse audiences.