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                        April FRIENDS Auction to Benefit the Society

                        THE FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical                  Contributions of antiques (more than
                        Society continue to make ambitious plans for the      99 years old) and vintage items (50–99 years old)
                        support organization’s “30th Star Benefit Antiques    are still being gathered from across mid-America.
                        Auction” on April 28 in the historic Clausing Barn    Large or small, desks to fountain pens, and tables
                        at Old World Wisconsin, an event that provides        to porcelain, the no-reserve auction should
                        important funding for the Society. Riene Wells        prove a worthwhile destination for any antiques
                        and Debbie McArdle, veterans of the enormously        enthusiast. Viewing on Saturday, April 28, will
                        successful 2010 Antiques and Vintage Auction,         begin at 9 a.m., and the auction will begin at
                        are coordinating the event. An exciting Preview       10 a.m. There is no charge to attend the auction.
                        Party, Friday evening, April 27, will kick off the
                        event with a fish dinner, door prizes, free antiques     A grant from the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers
                        appraisals and featured speakers, Jerry Apps,         Association continues the group’s commitment
                        author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press      as the auction’s founding sponsor. The
                        book, Barns of Wisconsin, and his son, Steve Apps,    admissions charged at the association’s October
                        whose photographs illustrate the book. Festivities    and February antiques shows in Waukesha
                        begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The cost,        fund the grant and scholarship programs. See
                        including dinner, is $39 per person.         for more info.

                           Well-known Oconomowoc auctioneer Carol                To make a donation of an antique or vintage
                        Miller of Bailey’s Honor Auction & Estate             item, to purchase Preview Night tickets, or for
                        Services has volunteered to call the April 28         other questions, contact Riene Wells at (262) 363-
                        auction. She boasts an impressive resume that         4700 or by email to or
                        speaks of 17 years of experience in the auction       Debbie McArdle at (815) 575-1272 or by email
                        industry. She holds the title of 2010 Wisconsin       to •
                        State Champion Auctioneer.

                        New Society Press Book Recalls a Family’s
                        Summers in Northwoods Wisconsin

                        RETURN TO WAKE ROBIN: One Cabin in                    their summers canoeing, fishing and swimming
                        the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts by Marnie O.         — escaping to the simplicity of the Northwoods.
                        Mamminga recalls the raucous family car rides,
                        the call of the weekly square dance, the splash          In Return to Wake Robin, Mamminga traces
                        announcing a perfectly executed cannonball —          the history of one resort and cabin, from the
                        all are familiar sounds during the summer at          golden age of the Northwoods camps and cabins
                        lake resorts and cabins in northern Wisconsin.        to the shift to modern lake homes, condos and
                        In a series of evocative essays accompanied by a      jet skis. Her remembrances of family fun in the
                        treasure trove of family photos, Mamminga takes       sun will resonate with anyone who spent their
                        us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents          summers “up north” — or wishes they had.
                        built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward.
                        For five generations Mamminga’s family has spent         And remember, Society members receive a
                                                                              10-percent discount on all Wisconsin Historical
                                                                              Society Press books. •

Big Award for Ho-Chunk Photo Book

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is pleased to announce the recent USA National Best Book Award won by People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-
Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879–1942 by Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree and George A. Greendeer. The
book received top honors in the category of “Photography: People” for the portrayal of the relationships and resilience of the Ho-Chunk community at the turn of
the 20th century through more than 300 beautifully detailed duotone photographs. The book was also a finalist in the Best Interior Design category. Society Press
books were finalists in six additional categories.

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