Make your holiday shopping season historic at the Society’s Friends and Family Sale! Shoppers will receive up to 40% off more than 100 Wisconsin Historical Society Press books by well-known Wisconsin authors as well as on gifts, historic images, gift memberships, and much more at this special sale only available on-site at Society Headquarters. Don’t […]
What could have possibly been happening in 1860 in the Wisconsin State Capitol building that would require a 34 pound, six and one half foot-long, fully functioning folding knife? WHAT? It’s the many objects that call our state capitol home and it’s also one of the oddest. In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone contributor […]
Join us for “Stories in Stone” at Pope Farm Conservancy with Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director of the UW-Madison Geology Museum. Travel through time and discover the unexpected history of Wisconsin’s geological past, including volcanoes, tropical seas, and mastodons! We will look at specimens in the iconic stone fence and talk about the deep stories that […]
Acclaimed author Jerry Apps will discuss and share stories from his new book, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature’s Army at Work. There will be time for audience questions and books will be available for sale and signing.
Learn about Robert Gard, an early champion of community arts programs, at this discussion featuring his daughter, arts advocate Maryo Gard Ewell, in conversation with theatre producer Sarah Marty. Come view a community art project at 1pm and stay for the discussion and a music performance at 2pm. Free! For more information about Robert Gard […]
Presenter David Rambow, the current Site Manager of the Wisconsin Historical Society Site H.H. Bennett Studio, is a widely known “19th Century period” photographer. Dave is often seen at events throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, reenacting the life of the itinerant wet plate photographer. Dave will discuss and demonstrate the excruciatingly difficult wet plate […]