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.

 

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.

Monday, July 16 – Sunday, August 12

Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson

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1860s Ginger Beer Making

Experience the production of ginger beer in the Wade House kitchens, and take home a period recipe to try at home.

Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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Baraboo’s Big Top Parade and Circus Celebration

The Big Top Parade and Circus Celebration hits the streets of downtown Baraboo, featuring several wagons from Circus World’s collection.

Saturday, July 21

11:00 am

Circus World, Baraboo

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Hidden History: A Walk on the Weird Side

Ever been curious about the stranger side of the Capitol Square? Join us for a tour detailing mysterious and deadly happenings in Madison’s city center.

Saturday, July 21

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.

Saturday, July 21

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lake Geneva

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History Sandwiched In: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality

Author Dr. Anna-Lisa Cox shares the history of America’s forgotten African American pioneers.

Tuesday, July 24

12:15 – 1:00 pm

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Hidden History of Madison’s Water Obsession

Madison’s relationship with water? It’s complicated. Join us on this walking tour and find out why.

Tuesday, July 24

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Tenney Park Lock, Madison

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Ojibwe Artist Residency with April Stone (Bad River)

Bad River Ojibwe artist April Stone demonstrates the making of both traditional and contemporary black ash baskets.

Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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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.

Tuesday, July 31

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades

Join author Susan Apps-Bodilly as she chronicles life in Wisconsin’s early country schools.

Wednesday, August 1

1:00 – 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, West Allis

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Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

Join author Michael Edmonds and explore how and why people in the nation’s heartland worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, ate and protected the birds that surrounded them.

Thursday, August 2

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve, Two Rivers

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Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories

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

Friday, August 3

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Chilton Public Library, Chilton

 

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