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, August 14 – Sunday, September 24

Waupaca Area Public Library, Waupaca

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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, August 16 – Tuesday, September 5

UWM Libraries, Milwaukee

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Breakfast at the Inn

Help prepare an 1860s breakfast in the Wade House kitchens.

Saturday, August 19

8:00 – 11:00 am

Wade House, Greenbush

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Heirloom Garden Weekend

Walk through the historic gardens while learning and sampling heirloom plants.

Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Historic Base Ball

Come cheer on the Wade House Red Jackets historic base ball team as the players defend their home turf.

Sunday, August 20

1:30 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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History Sandwiched In: J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin

William Fliss, Archivist in Marquette’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, shares how Tolkien’s manuscripts came to Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 22

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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“The Lake is the Boss”

Join historian Bob Mackreth for a look at some memorable occasions when mortal men and women learned that Gitche Gummee always has the final word.

Wednesday, August 23

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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Legends and Landmarks: A Walking Tour of Lake Geneva

A ninety minute walking tour of downtown Lake Geneva and the historic Maple Park neighborhoods.

Thursday, August 24

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Riviera Building, Lake Geneva

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Black Point Nooks and Crannies Tour

This tour covers many of the behind the scenes areas of the estate, including the
basement, third floor, root cellar and brief walk along the shore path.

Friday, August 25

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Black Point Estate & Gardens, Lake Geneva

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History Sandwiched In: Vaudeville, Vagrants, and Vice: Working-Class Leisure and Social Control in the Paper Valley

Discover how the crusade to eradicate the “immoral behavior” of workers in the Fox River Valley influenced the trajectory of Wisconsin labor reform.

Tuesday, August 29

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Tall Ships: Sloops on Lake Superior – Gordon Ringberg

Captain Gordon Ringberg shares stories about some of the magnificent vessels which have sailed Lake Superior since 1734.

Wednesday, August 30

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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“Hops into Fall” Weekend

Be a part of a living tradition as you help havest hops for next season’s beer!

Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

 

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