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.

Thursday, January 18 – Sunday, March 25

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee

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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.

Monday, January 29 – Sunday, February 25

History Center of Washington County, West Bend

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Manners, Mending and Morals: A Lady’s Lot in Life, from the 1850s into the 20th Century

Learn about women’s lives as daughters, wives, mothers and widows as guided by social etiquette, domestic expectations and the morality of the times.

Thursday, February 22

10:00 – 11:00 am

Monona Senior Center, Monona

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Hearthside Dinners

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

Saturday, February 24

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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Over Here: The Wisconsin Homefront in World War I

Join Curator of Social History Leslie Bellais as she discusses the ways Wisconsin citizens experienced the state’s tension-filled atmosphere during WWI.

Sunday, February 25

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Gundry House, Mineral Point Historical Society, Mineral Point

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Educating Milwaukee

Join author James Nelsen as he traces the origins of the modern school choice movement in Milwaukee.

Monday, February 26

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Brookfield Public Library, Brookfield

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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.

Monday, February 26 – Sunday, March 25

History Museum at the Castle, Appleton

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One-Room Country Schools Book Talk

Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Jerry Apps will be speaking on his book, One-Room Country Schools.

Wednesday, February 28

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wild Rose High School, Wild Rose

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The Great War Comes to Wisconsin Book Talk

Join author Rick Pifer as he discusses his book, The Great War Comes to Wisconsin.

Saturday, March 3

10:00 – 11:00 am

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland

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Story Saturday: Not Quite Narwhal

Join the Museum and Madison Reading Project for a reading of Not Quite Narwhal!

Saturday, March 3

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

Hear stories about free spirits from Wisconsin’s past and why they’re worth reading about today.

Sunday, March 4

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Community Room, McFarland Municipal Building, McFarland

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Thousand-Miler Book Talk

Join author Melanie McManus as she speaks on her 1,100 mile hike around Wisconsin, a harrowing yet humorous experience.

Monday, March 5

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Verona Public Library, Verona

 

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