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.

 

What’s the Buzz? Planting for Pollinators

Local landscape architect Cynthia Dalzell will explain how to plant gardens to attract native bees and butterflies.

Wednesday, July 10

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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Michael Stevens Discusses The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin

Join historian Michael Stevens for an intimate and personal glimpse into the lives of Wisconin’s early settlers.

Thursday, July 11

7:00 – 8:00 pm

McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

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Old Farm Country Cookbook

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

Friday, July 12

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

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Haunted Kilbourn Walking Tour

Experience a walking tour of historic downtown Wisconsin Dells through the eyes of Victorian Kilbourn.

Friday, July 12

6:00 – 7:00 pm

H.H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Dells

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Ginger Beer Making

Enjoy a weekend learning the art of brewing ginger beer, as practiced in the 1860’s!

Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 14

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

Wade House, Greenbush

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Legends and Landmarks: Walking Tour of Lake Geneva

Learn about Lake Geneva’s famously designed buildings, as well as the colorful past of the downtown and the historic Maple Park neighborhoods.

Saturday, July 13

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Historic Brewing Demonstration

See brewers use equipment and techniques from the late 1800s and heirloom hops and barley grown at Old World Wisconsin to bring the taste of 19th-century beer to you.

Saturday, July 13

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin

Author Michael E. Stevens offers a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of Wisconsin’s early settlers.

Saturday, July 13

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Driftless Historium, Mount Horeb

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Camp Food in the Civil War

David Frohmader shares his historic Civil War cookery and food knowledge!

Saturday, July 13

2:00 pm

H.H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Dells

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History Sandwiched In: The Raising of the Alvin Clark

Hear the story of the recovery and restoration of the Alvin Clark, a two-masted brigantine that sank in 1864 in Green Bay and was raised 105 years later.

Tuesday, July 16

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Frontier Fur Trade Presentation

See, touch, and handle the furs that helped found the city of Prairie du Chien.

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 – 6:45 pm

Wyalusing State Park, Bagley

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Natives and Newcomers, Presented by Michael Stevens

Get a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of the state’s early settlers!

Thursday, July 18

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

 

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