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.

 

Northern Wisconsin Book Club: From the Lookout: Memories of Peninsula State Park’s Summer Camp for Girls

Join fellow northern Wisconsin book lovers and amateur historians in an engaging discussion on the book From the Lookout by Kathleen Harris.

Thursday, May 13

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Online Webinar

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Archaeological Examination of the War Eagle Shipwreck

Join Wisconsin Historical Society’s maritime archaeologist, Tamara Thomsen, for a presentation to discuss the 2018 survey of the sidewheel steamboat War Eagle and its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Thursday, May 13

7:00 pm

Online Event

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Rituals and Romance: A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

Join Leslie Bellais as she explores how contemporary wedding rituals emerged and became cemented into tradition.

Wednesday, May 19

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center, Port Washington

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Jeff Kannel Discusses Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War

Sun Prairie Public Library welcomes author Jeff Kannel to discuss his new book, which examines how many African Americans represented Wisconsin during the Civil War, who among them lived in the state before and after the war, and their impact on their communities.

Wednesday, May 19

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Online Webinar

 

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