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, September 19 – Tuesday, October 9

Saint John’s on the Lake, Milwaukee


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.

Tuesday, September 25

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison


The McCormick & International Harvester Collection

Join Sally Jacobs as she highlights the McCormick-International Harvester Collection and shares how it ended up in Madison.

Thursday, September 27

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Richfield Fire Station #1 Community Room, Richfield


Haunted Kilbourn: The Lives and Deaths of Victorian Women Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour of the historic Wisconsin Dells while learning about the women who lived there!

Friday, September 28

6:00 – 7:00 pm

H.H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Dells


Cornish Fest Pub Night

Join us at Pub Night for live music by The Tooles, drinks with friends, dinner from Our Kitchen food truck, and games in our cozy Cornish pub!

Friday, September 28

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Pendarvis, Mineral Point


28th Annual Wade House Civil War Weekend

Two full days of Civil War drama unfold in the largest Civil War re-enactment and encampment in Wisconsin.

Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush


The Art of Papel Picados with Folklore Village

Create some beautiful, traditional Mexican tissue paper banners with our friends from Folklore Village!

Saturday, September 29

10:00 – 10:45 am

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison


Commemoration of the Treaty of 1854

Madeline Island Museum Commemorates the Treaty of 1854 with special programs, demonstrations and exhibits. Sunday will be the museum’s annual open house.

Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe


Maple Park Lantern Tour

Join us for a stroll through the historic Maple Park neighborhood!

Saturday, September 29

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Historic Steppingstone, Lake Geneva


The Middle Mississippian Colony at Trempealeau

Learn about recent archaeological excavations at Trempealeau with archaeologist Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt.

Sunday, September 30

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Sabin Hall, Room G90, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee


What is the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research?

Come and learn why researchers from all over the world travel to Madison to study Hollywood, TV and Broadway.

Monday, October 1

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Neenah Public Library, Neenah


When Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era

This program will feature a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs, a first floor house tour, and narrated lake boat tour of maritime mishaps on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line.

Friday, October 5

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lake Geneva


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