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July 31, 2019 - Nelson Family Fund Donates $1 Million to Wisconsin Historical Museum Project

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The Wisconsin Historical Foundation has announced that the David and Rita Nelson Family Fund has donated $1 million dollars to the new history museum.
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July 29, 2019 - Hoof it to Wade House for annual Carriage Driving Days

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The site of Wisconsin’s largest and most diverse collection of horse-drawn vehicles will showcase a new generation of equestrians this August.
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July 26, 2019 - Make Jam and Jelly at Wade House Historic Site

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From August 10 - 11, in the Wade House kitchen, costumed interpreters will produce and can flavorful jams and jellies.
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July 23, 2019 - Travel Through Time at Old World Wisconsin and The East Troy Electric Railroad

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During the month of August guests who visit Old World Wisconsin in Eagle or The East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy will receive a coupon.
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July 19, 2019 - Media Advisory: Old World Wisconsin Closing at 3:00 pm Today

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Due to the excessive heat warnings, Old World Wisconsin historic site located in Eagle will be closing at 3:00 today, Friday, July 19, 2019.
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July 15, 2019 - Wade House Historic Site to Host an Evening at Wade’s Tavern on July 26

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Join the Friends of Wade House Historic Site for an Evening at Wade's Tavern on Friday, July 26, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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July 12, 2019 - Wisconsin Historical Museum Celebrates 50 Years of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission by Displaying Moon Rock Fragments Gifted to the State of Wisconsin

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, the Wisconsin Historical Museum show a special display.
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July 12, 2019 - New Site Director Starts at Wade House Historic Site

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The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Alli Karrels as the new site director of Wade House Historic Site.
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July 31, 2019 - OPEN MEETING NOTICE: WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD TO MEET FRIDAY, August 16, 2019, IN LAC DU FLAMBEAU

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Notice is hereby given that the Wisconsin Historical Society's Historic Preservation Review Board and its committees will meet on Friday, August 16, 2019.
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July 12, 2019 - Media Advisory: Villa Louis Historic Site to host the War of 1812: Battle of Prairie du Chien This Weekend

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The ground at Villa Louis Historic Site will once again shake from the roar of cannons at the War of 1812: Battle of Prairie du Chien event.
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July 9, 2019 - Discover the Art of Brewing Ginger Beer!

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On July 13-14, fans of home brewing will enjoy a weekend learning the art of brewing ginger beer, as practiced in the 1860s at Wade House Historic Site!
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July 9, 2019 - Author Michael Stevens to Give a Talk at Wade House Historic Site on July 18

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Wade House Historic Site will welcome author, Michael Stevens on Thursday, July 18 to talk about his book, “The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin.”
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July 9, 2019 - Study Finds Historic Preservation adds Value to Communities

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The Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office has released the first-ever study of Certified Local Governments across Wisconsin.
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June 27, 2019 - Wisconsin Historical Museum Included in Budget

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The Wisconsin Historical Society would like to thank Govenor Evers for including the new history museum project in the Capital Budget.
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June 27, 2019 - Two More Historic Wisconsin Newspapers Added to National Digital Database

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The Wisconsin Historical Society announced the addition of the Vernon County “Censor” and the “Odanah Star/Ashland Chronicle” (1912-1916).
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June 27, 2019 - New Exhibit “Wiigwaazii: The Evolving Traditions of Birch” at Madeline Island Museum

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Visit the Madeline Island Museum this summer to view the special exhibit, “Wiigwaazii: The Evolving Traditions of Birch Exhibit”.
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June 25, 2019 - Celebrate Independence Day the 19th Century Way, at Old World Wisconsin!

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Grab your friends and family and head out to Old World Wisconsin on the Fourth of July to experience it for yourself.
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June 24, 2019 - Celebrate the Fourth of July at Madeline Island Museum

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On July 4, enjoy a true slice of Americana as you celebrate Independence Day on Madeline Island.
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June 21, 2019 - The I.A. Johnson Shipwreck Listed in National Register of Historic Places

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The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of the I.A. Johnson shipwreck in the National Register of Historic Places.
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June 21, 2019 - The Advance Shipwreck Listed in National Register of Historic Places

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The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of theAdvance (barge) in the National Register of Historic Places.

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