Special Event

Hands-On History: Wisconsin 101

Saturday, July 21, 2018


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Hands-On History

Kids enjoy a game of snow snake with Society educators.

Explore the history of Wisconsin from the end of the last Ice age to the creation of the state. Discover the early history of the First Peoples of Wisconsin; encounter the Fur Trade; dig through our lead mining past; and learn the lore of the lumberjacks as we burrow into Badger history through hands-on exploration of images and artifacts from our collections.

About Hands-On History

Hands-On History brings the objects of the past directly to Wisconsin's students through hour-long, interactive sessions. Engaging with the objects in much the same way as historians and archaeologists do, students draw conclusions on their own by asking these 3 main questions:

  • What can we learn from objects?
  • What questions do we ask?
  • How do objects help to tell the story of the past?

If you have questions about the Society's Hands-On History program, please contact the Education department in the Programs & Outreach Division.


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.