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.


Natives & Newcomers: Volga Deutsch

A public presentation at Wade House explores the German immigrants that came to the United States via Russia.

Saturday, January 25

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush


Louis V. Clark III Discusses Rebel Poet: More Stories from a 21st Century Indian

Oneida author and storyteller Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) seamlessly blends poetry and prose to share his own American Indian story.

Tuesday, January 28

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kewaskum High School Theater, Kewaskum


Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Antique Show & Sale

WADA presents its 46th winter antique show & sale, with 56 dealers from 6 states!

Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1

Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Waukesha County Expo Center, Waukesha


Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland

Join author Kurt Dietrich as he highlights Wisconsin’s rich association with jazz.

Sunday, February 2

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Kingston Historical Preservation Society, Kingston


Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer

Michael Edmonds will discuss how America changed forever during the summer of 1964.

Monday, February 3

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library, Marshfield


Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries

Join Architectural Historian Jim Draeger as he leads you through a suds-filled romp through evolution and change in Wisconsin’s beer and bar culture.

Monday, February 3

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg


Just Bust! First Wave Open Mic

Madison’s longest-running all-ages open mic returns to the Wisconsin Historical Society HQ with a special Black History Month theme.

Friday, February 7

8:00 – 11:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, Madison


Ask Lori Bessler

Wisconsin Historical Society reference librarian Lori Bessler will provide guidance on research strategies, locations of collections, and general genealogical research advice.

Saturday, February 8

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (chapel), Madison


Hearthside Dinner

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

Saturday, February 8

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush


Wisconsin Lighthouses

Hear stories of Wisconsin’s maritime history with a photographic tour of Wisconsin lighthouses with authors Ken and Barb Wardius.

Saturday, February 8

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh


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

Explore how and why people in the nation’s heartland worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, ate and protected the birds that surrounded them.

Saturday, February 8

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Volo Bog State Natural Area, Ingleside


Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It

Learn more about the history of Wisconsin Public Radio from author Jack Mitchell.

Monday, February 10

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Mukwonago Community Library, Mukwonago


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