Events

Great history-related events, lectures, and exhibits are happening all around you! For more information about any of the listings below, just click on their title.

 

Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches by visiting the traveling display from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wednesday, April 11 – Tuesday, May 1

Mead Public Library, Sheboygan

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German Language Newspapers: A History of Wisconsin

Learn how Wisconsin’s German-language press tracks the history of German immigration and assimilation in the state.

Tuesday, April 24

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Sauk City Public Library, Sauk City

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Villa Louis Behind the Scenes

These extended tours of the mansion will give visitors an insider’s look at the Villa Louis from top to bottom.

Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28

Tours depart at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Auction Preview Night Gala

Preview the treasures for the next day’s auction!

Friday, April 27

4:30 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction

Brought to you by the FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society!

Saturday, April 28

10:00 am; preview begins at 9:00 am

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Taiwan Puppet Troupe

Join us for a puppet show and experience Taiwanese culture!

Saturday, April 28

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

Explore this new water themed traveling exhibit that travels through Wisconsin’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our waterways.

Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, May 20

Random Lake Area Historical Society, Random Lake

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History Sandwiched In: Joyce Westerman, Baseball Hero

Author Bob Kann shares stories of Joyce Westerman, a Kenosha native who played for eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Tuesday, May 1

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Once a Professor: A Book Launch with Jerry Apps

Revisit celebrated Wisconsin author Jerry Apps’ University of Wisconsin-Madison days at a special release party for his new memoir Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times at the Oakwood Village Retirement Homes (west), University Woods auditorium.

Wednesday, May 2

10:00 – 11:30 am

Oakwood Village West, University Woods, Madison

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Mother and Daughter Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen

Bring your daughter to join us for a hands-on cooking workshop based on the 19th century lifestyle.

Saturday, May 5

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Open House Racine County – Caledonia Historical Society

A free day-long exploration of interesting places, fascinating architecture, local history and more.

Saturday, May 5

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Caledonia Historical Society, Caledonia

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Opening Day of Beckman Mill 2018

This year the historic and operational Beckman Mill will be 150 years old. The 2018 Opening Day will offer tours of the buildings, concertina music, and chili served with cornmeal muffins made from freshly ground corn at the mill.

Saturday, May 5

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Beckman Mill County Park, Beloit

 

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