Authors, Authors Everywhere!

From Saturday, November 10 through Thursday, November 15, authors are making appearances all over the state to discuss their latest books on a variety of historical topics! Click on the titles below for more information about these events, the authors, and their works:

 

The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin

Author Michael E. Stevens offers a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of Wisconsin’s early settlers.

Saturday, November 10

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Livsreise, Stoughton

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Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Learn about the history of Native American mound building in Wisconsin with author Robert Birmingham.

Monday, November 12

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc

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How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted

Author Madeline Uraneck discusses her life with a refugee family.

Monday, November 12

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Hudson Area Public Library, Hudson

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The Great War Comes to Wisconsin

Examine Wisconsin’s response to World War I one hundred years ago with author Richard Pifer.

Monday, November 12

7:00 – 8:00 pm

New Berlin Public Library, New Berlin

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Simple Things: Lessons from the Family Farm

Join Jerry Apps in Wild Rose for the Central Wisconsin launch of his latest book.

Tuesday, November 13

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose

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Poles in Wisconsin

Join author Susan Gibson Mikos as she traces the history of Polish immigrants as they settled in America’s northern heartland.

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Kilbourn Public Library, Wisconsin Dells

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Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Dead

Join author Dennis McCann as he highlights the melancholy, the humorous, the tragic, and the universal in Wisconsin’s cities of the dead.

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Menomonee Falls Public Library, Menomonee Falls

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Madison in the Sixties

Join Stu Levitan as he discusses 1968, a pivotal and tumultuous year that changed Madison–and the nation–forever.

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Middleton Public Library, Middleton

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Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Life and Legend of Folk Artist Paul Seifert

Author Joe Kapler examines the life of this enigmatic artist and provides context for his extraordinary art.

Thursday, November 15

6:00 pm

Pendarvis, Mineral Point

 

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October 5 & 6: WADA’s 67th Fall Show

WADA Fall 2018

Mark your calendars for the

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association
Antiques Show & Sale
October 5 & 6, 2018
Friday 10:00 – 8:00, Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
at the Waukesha County Expo Center

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Featuring:

-Over 55 quality antiques dealers

-Special exhibit Antique Candy Containers

-Friday night fish fry dinner

-Free parking

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Admission: $7 (good both days)

Click here for a $1-off admission coupon!

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Directions: I-94 to Hwy J (exit 294) South 1 mile. West to Show.

GPS: 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188

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Proceeds from the show benefit Wisconsin grants and scholarship programs.

For more information, call 414-510-4441 or visit www.wisconsinantiquesdealers.com.

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Seven Events, One Day: Saturday, August 11th

You might not be able to be in two places at once, but we hope you’ll be able to attend at least one of these great events, all of which are happening on Saturday, August 11, 2018 around the state! From demonstrations to author appearances to sightseeing, history is happening all around you. Click on the titles of the events listed below for more information:

 

Historic Beer Brewing

Old World Wisconsin and the Museum of Beer and Brewing are partnering and bringing to life 19th-century brews.  See the brewers use equipment and techniques from the late 1800s and learn about heirloom hops and barley.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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1860s Jams and Jellies

Lend a hand to help create flavorful jams and jellies as they were made more than 150 years ago.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

(also Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm!)

Wade House, Greenbush

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Ojibwe Artist Residency with Rita Vanderventer (Red Cliff)

This will be a rare opportunity for the public to interact with Rita Vanderventer during her two day residency at the Museum as she demonstrates traditional art forms. Rita is an acclaimed regional mural artist, beadworker, and basketmaker.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

(also Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm!)

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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Old Farm Country Cookbook

Return with author Susan Apps-Bodilly to an era when all food was local and farming was a family-run affair.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Amery Public Library, Amery

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How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century

Join Oneida author Louis V. Clark III as he shares his collection of poems that reveal a profound life story of loss, identity, race, and culture.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha

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Hidden History of the Capitol Square

Discover stories of the men and women who established our iconic square as a center of politics, commerce, and social life on this walking tour.

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Beer Baron’s Beer Cruise

Enjoy an early evening cruising Geneva Lake while learning about the history of the beer barons that vacationed and lived along its shores. No presentation about beer would be complete without a tasting, so join us in raising a pint together!

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lake Geneva

 

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Party Like It’s 1959 at Circus World Museum

Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI is celebrating its biggest year yet with extraordinary performers and world-class animal acts all wrapped into a 1950’s-inspired theme called “Doo-Wop Big Top,” celebrating the decade that the site was founded and opened…

…and on Thursday, June 28 through Sunday, June 1, you can celebrate Circus World’s 60th Anniversary with a remarkable $5.00 admission rate for everyone for these four days only!

Circus World Museum Anniversary Days

Circus World opened on July 1, 1959 on less than an acre of property with 2 buildings and 6 circus wagons; admission was 60 cents. Given the rate of inflation, 60 cents works out to about $5 today. Even though Circus World’s value has increased with the addition of over 200 wagons and vehicles, several new and historic buildings, and more than 60 acres, admission for these four days will be the same as in 1959!

But on whatever days you choose to experience what Circus World has to offer, remember that “Doo-Wop Big Top” is available all summer long! Circus World Museum’s summer performance season runs through September 2, and the fall season continues to October 31.

For more information on Circus World Museum, visit www.circusworldbaraboo.org.

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We’re Meeting in Madison: Join Us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 26th

Annual Meeting 2018 Itinerary and Form

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The Fifth Biennial “30th Star” Benefit Antiques Auction

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

Doors open at 9:00 am

Held inside Old Wisconsin’s Clausing Barn

W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle, WI 53119

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Antique (more than 99 years old) and vintage (50 – 99 years old) items have been gathered from all across mid-America, all of them donated specifically for the auction. With over 300 lots from items large to small, cupboards to candlesticks, clocks to kitchenware, the no-reserve auction is a worthwhile destination for any antiques enthusiast!

For photos of almost 200 of the over 300 auction offerings, please click here!

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Lots sold with no reserve. No online or phone bidding. Cash, credit cards, and checks with proper ID will be accepted. A 3% convenience fee will be added to all credit card sales. A 10% buyer’s premium will additionally benefit the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation. All items must be removed by end of auction.

There is no charge for admittance to the auction. Free parking and good food available on premises!

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Thanks to Carol Miller of Bailey’s Honor Auction Service for volunteering to call the auction.

Thanks also to the Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association, our founding and continuing sponsor.

The auction is produced by the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Wisconsin historical preservation and education projects.

For questions about the “30th Star” Benefit Antiques Auction, please contact Riene Wells at 262-363-4700, info@eagle-house.com or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272, jjmcard@comcast.net.

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It’s Almost Time for April’s Auction!

2018 FWHS Auction Action Ad

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Your Invitation to Preview Night 2018

2018 Preview Night Invitation

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February 2 & 3: WADA’s 44th Winter Show

WADA Winter 2018

Mark your calendars for the

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association
Antiques Show & Sale
February 2 & 3, 2018
Friday 10:00 – 8:00, Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
at the Waukesha County Expo Center

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Featuring:

-Over 55 quality antiques dealers

-Special exhibit The Marketing of Tobacco

-Friday night fish fry dinner

-Free parking

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Admission: $7 (good both days)

Click here for a $1-off admission coupon!

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Directions: I-94 to Hwy J (exit 294) South 1 mile. West to Show.

GPS: 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188

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Proceeds from the show fund high school scholarships and grants for Wisconsin historic and heritage groups.

For more information, call 414-510-4441 or visit www.wisconsinantiquesdealers.com.

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We Eagerly Await April’s Auction

Save the Date!

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The 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018!

The auction’s Preview Night event will be the night before: Friday, April 27, 2018.

And in the meantime, remember to donate your antique and vintage items for the auction; see our previous post for more information!

 

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