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, June 12 – Sunday, June 25

Waterford Public Library

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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, June 14 – Tuesday, July 4

Waukesha Public Library, Waukesha

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1860s Dairy Days

Celebrate Dairy Month, and Wisconsin’s dairy heritage, at Wade House by taking part in cheese, butter and ice cream making.

Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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Scandinavian Midsommar Celebration

Join a centuries-old Scandinavian celebration of summer!

Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Civil War Day Camp

The Civil War era comes to life in this engaging day camp designed just for kids!

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century Book Talk

Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) will be at Milwaukee Public Library for a discussion of How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century.

Monday, June 19

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Milwaukee Public Library, 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, June 19 – Sunday, July 2

Menomonee Falls Public Library, Menomonee Falls

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History Sandwiched In: Rituals of Romance – A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830 – 1990

Society curator Leslie Bellais will explore how various wedding traditions emerged and why they have fossilized into the wedding rituals experienced today.

Tuesday, June 20

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Play Ball! Borchert Field Book Talk

Author Bob Buege shares stories from Milwaukee’s legendary ballpark, Borchert Field.

Tuesday, June 20

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Milwaukee Public Library – Tippecanoe Branch, Milwaukee

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Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1968-1969

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches by visiting the traveling display from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wednesday, June 21 – Tuesday, July 11

Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson

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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

Enjoy a reenactment of infamous Wild West figures and showdowns.

Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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Ojibwe Artist Residency with Dennis and Cleo White (Lac Courte Oreilles)

Dennis and Cleo White demonstrate traditional Ojibwe yarn finger weaving and beadwork.

Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

 

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