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Walking Tours

Walking Tour: Hidden History of the Capitol Square

Aug 18 :: Wisconsin Historical Museum :: Madison
Discover how downtown Madison has changed (and stayed the same!) over hundreds of years.
Author Appearance

Wisconsin Lighthouses

Aug 20 :: Hartland Public Library :: Hartland
Hear stories of Wisconsin's maritime history with a photographic tour of Wisconsin lighthouses with authors Ken and Barb Wardius.
Virtual Events

Community Stories and Conversation - How We Find Stories in History

Aug 20 :: Online Webinar ::
Explore the story behind the site's 1890s Finnish immigrant home.
Onsite Experiences

Behind the Scenes at Old World Wisconsin: Sheep to Shawl

Aug 21 :: Old World Wisconsin :: Eagle
Go behind the scenes at Old World Wisconsin for a wooly good time
Walking Tours

Walking Tour: Civil War Cemetery

Aug 21 :: Spring Grove Cemetery :: Wisconsin Dells
Explore the area’s ancestors and Civil War history in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Onsite Experiences

Behind the Scenes in the Old World Wisconsin Workshops

Aug 22 :: Old World Wisconsin :: Eagle
Go behind the scenes in the workshops of Old World Wisconsin's Crossroads Village!

"We Stand on Their Shoulders": A History of Wisconsin Women and Voting

Aug 24 - Sep 7 :: Pleasant Prairie Historical Society :: Pleasant Prairie
Explore the moments when women in Wisconsin gained political rights through the Wisconsin Historical Society's newest traveling display.
Virtual Events

Virtual Summer Camp: The Wisconsin Idea

Aug 24 - Aug 28 :: Online Webinar ::
Spend a week with us as we explore revolutionary inventions and technologies created by people right here in Wisconsin!
Author Appearance

Fill 'er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations

Aug 24 :: Leathem Smith :: Sturgeon Bay
Step back to the day when a visit to the gas station meant service with a smile, a wash of the windshield, and the cheerful question, "Fill 'er up?"
Author Appearance

Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts

Aug 26 :: Sun Prarie Public Library :: Sun Prairie
Join Northwoods vacationer Marnie Mamminga on a trip through a 5-generations-tradition of visits to her family's cabin, Wake Robin.