Annual Meeting 2017: The Rock County Historical Society

Annual Meeting 2017 Save the Date

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Participate in National History Day 2017!

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National History Day (NHD) is a yearlong program that helps students (grades 6-12) learn about historical events, issues, ideas, and people. Every year there is a new theme; the theme for 2017 is “Taking a Stand in History.”

Would you like to be a part of this event, but are not sure how? You can volunteer! They need room monitors and judges (judges decide which projects and students will advance on to the next level). People from all backgrounds are encouraged to volunteer! They need your help!

The application to sign up to be a volunteer judge or room monitor at the regional or state level can be found on the Wisconsin Historical Society website.

If you just want to see what the students are up to, there will be open houses in many regions. All the dates, times, and locations can also be found on the historical society website.

Just a few of the dates:

The Northeastern Region Contest is Saturday, March 4 at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

The Northwestern Region Contest is Thursday, March 16 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

The Western Region Contest is Tuesday, March 28 at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

The State Event is Saturday, April 22 at the UW-Madison campus.

The most important takeaway from National History Day is that it is designed to revolutionize the teaching and learning of history. If you want to read more about NHD and why their themes change each year, you can look at the NHD website.

 

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Donate Your Antiques This Friday and Saturday (or Anytime Thereafter)!

The FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society are soliciting tax-deductible donations of antique (more than 99 years old) and vintage (50-99 years old) items for their next “30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction,” to be held in 2018 at Old World Wisconsin.

To assist us with that goal, the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association (WADA)–the founding and continuing sponsor of the auction–is providing FRIENDS with a free booth at their 43rd Winter Antiques Show, this Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th at the Waukesha Expo Center. Volunteers will be on hand to accept donations for the next auction. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided!

Larson, Double Irish Chain, Ohio Amish, 74x74

Though more than a year away, the next “30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction” demands a great deal of advance preparation (yes, it really does require two years to acquire enough inventory for our auction!). Contributions of antique and vintage items will be gathered from across Middle America. In keeping with our goal to “preserve and share history,” each item will be accompanied by a Provenance Statement. The auction catalog will list the known history of each piece as well as the donor’s name, if desired.

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Our previous auction, held in April 2016, was another financial and cultural success. Thus far the proceeds from our auctions have provided important funding for restoration projects at several Wisconsin State Historic Sites, as well as funding for National History Day.

The admissions charged at WADA’s antiques shows fund their grant and scholarship programs. Please support their endeavors by attending this worthy show! Details are available at www.WisconsinAntiquesDealers.com or at 414-510-4441.

If you are unable to attend the WADA antiques show to drop off your antique or vintage donation, 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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February 3 & 4: A Winter Show for WADA

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Mark your calendars for the

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association
Antiques Show & Sale
February 3 & 4, 2017
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

-Tax-deductible donations of vintage and antique items for future FWHS auctions

-Special educational exhibit Valentines & Easters Past

-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 provide grants for historic preservation within Wisconsin, Waukesha County college scholarships, and Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

 

 

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Seven Events, One Day: Saturday, Nov. 5th

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, November 5, 2016 around the state! Click on the titles of the events listed below for more information:

 

Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen

Join us for a hands-on cooking workshop based on the 19th century lifestyle.

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Swedish American Genealogy

Join this all-day workshop to learn about the bases of Swedish genealogical research.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Memorial Library, Madison

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Old World Foundation’s Dog Walk for the Animals

Stroll the scenic grounds of Old World Wisconsin with your leashed, friendly dog.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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The Sterling North Book Festival

Author Scott Knickelbine from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will have a booth and a signing table for his new book The Great Peshtigo Fire.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Edgerton High School, Edgerton

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Jerry and Steve Apps Bring Their Roshara Journal to Wild Rose

Father and son author duo, Steve and Jerry Apps, will be giving a talk and signing copies of their new book Roshara Journal.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose

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Hungry for History: The Flavor of Wisconsin

Author Terese Allen will be giving a talk on food, culture, and history of the supper club.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, Manitowoc

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Hearthside Dinners

Enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with your own hands, in the historic Wade House stagecoach hotel.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

 

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Support WADA’s Fall Antiques Show Next Month!

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Mark your calendars for the

Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association

65th Fall Antiques Show & Sale

October 7 & 8, 2016

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 from 6 states

-Tax-deductible donations of vintage and antique items for future FWHS auctions

-Free educational exhibit Wisconsin Sports

-Friday night fish fry dinner

-Free parking

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Admission: $7 (good both days)

Click here for a $1 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 provide grants for historic preservation within Wisconsin, Waukesha County college scholarships, and Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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A Look Back at Our Best Auction Yet

Thank you all for making our 2016 fundraising benefit a massive success! Last month’s 30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction and its Preview Night were very well-attended, and the donated vintage and antique items were definite treasures. We are proud to be able to assist the Wisconsin Historical Society with putting the auction proceeds to good use keeping history alive. You can be sure that your support will make a difference for our state historic sites!

Spring Pillars 2016

 

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A Notion Worth Entertaining: Autumn Excursion 2016

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For a brochure of this event, including an itinerary and registration form, please click here!

For more information about the Autumn Excursion, call 414-476-4061.

And in the meantime, don’t forget about the FWHS Annual Meeting, coming up on June 15th (click here for the brochure)!

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Get On Board for the 2016 Annual Meeting

Join in the Adventure

June 15th, 2016

US Mailboat at Lake Geneva

Day’s Events

7:30 ~ Bus pickup available at The Dutch Mill Park & Ride in Madison

9:30 ~ We board Lake Geneva’s Mailboat! Experience how the mail was delivered for 100 years–and still is! (Don’t be late or the boat leaves without you!)

1:00 ~ Off to Black Point Estate where site director David Desimone will join us for our Box Lunch Meeting on the scenic Black Point veranda, and share with us some fascinating history! Then we enjoy a tour of the Estate, which includes witnessing what YOU (FWHS members) did to help preserve this treasure.

The price includes tour bus, boat fare, all Black Point programs, lunch and snacks.

Members: $43

Non-Members: $55

Please click here for the registration form and meeting brochure.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot now!

Black Point Estate

 

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