The Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau offers an exciting opportunity for our historians, curators and authors to visit your community and share the stories of our great state.
No symbol is more synonymous with Wisconsin's rich maritime traditions than the lighthouse. These historic beacons conjure a bygone era: romance loneliness, and dependability; dedicated keepers manning the lights; eerie tales of haunted structures and ghosts of past keepers; mariners of yesteryear anxiously hoping to make safe haven around rocky shorelines. If these sentinels could talk, imagine the tales they would tell of ferocious Great Lakes storms taking their toll on vessels and people alike. At this event, Ken and Barb Wardius, co-authors of Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide, tell those tales, taking attendees on an intimate tour of lighthouses on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Winnebago.
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Sauk City Public Library
515 Water St