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History Sandwiched In: Taking Flight

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

12:15-1 pm

Enlargetaking flight: a history of birds and people in teh heart of america

Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press


Today, more than fifty million Americans traipse through wetlands at dawn, endure clouds of mosquitoes, and brave freezing autumn winds just to look at birds. But humans and birds have lived together in the Midwest for more than twelve thousand years. Join Michael Edmonds, author of Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America, to explore how and why people in the nation's heartland worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, ate and protected the birds that surrounded them. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, June 26. 


Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.