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.

 

Madeline Island Holiday Boutique

An enticing variety of hand-crafted arts & goods are for sale at this beloved traditional holiday event. Free return PASSENGER ferry ticket with purchase.

Saturday, November 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey

Join historian Patrick Jung for a revealing, myth-busting portrait of the first European to set foot in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee

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Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families

Muriel Simms shares the stories of African American families who arrived, survived, and thrived in Madison in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Thursday, November 29

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Fireside Christmas

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Pendarvis! Hear stories about the first holiday seasons at Pendarvis as you sit by the fire and sample the restaurant’s famous saffron cake with a cup of tea.

Saturday, December 1

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pendarvis, Mineral Point

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An Old World Christmas

Stroll through the 1880s Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations!

Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town

Unlock some of the mysteries of Aztalan with author Robert Birmingham.

Tuesday, December 4

1:30 – 2:30 pm

The Gathering Place, Milton

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Book Launch Event: Madison in the Sixties with Stu Levitan

Join author Stu Levitan for a lively discussion of the pivotal decade that changed Madison–and the nation–forever.

Wednesday, December 5

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Barrymore Theatre, Madison

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New Insights into the Early and Middle Woodland Periods of Southeastern Wisconsin

Join archaeologist Jennifer Haas in an exploration of events in Wisconsin 2000 years ago.

Thursday, December 6

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, Madison

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This Storied River: Legend & Lore of the Upper Mississippi

Author Dennis McCann celebrates the Mighty Mississippi’s colorful past and its unique role in shaping the Midwest.

Saturday, December 8

9:30 – 10:30 am

Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth

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An Old World Christmas

Stroll through the 1880s Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations!

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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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.

Thursday, December 13

7:15 – 8:15 pm

Radisson Hotel Madison, Madison

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John Gurda Book Signing – Milwaukee: A City Built on Water

Telling tales of brewers, brickmakers, ecologists, and engineers, historian John Gurda explores Milwaukee’s complicated connection with its most precious resource and greatest challenge.

Saturday, December 15

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee

 

 

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