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.

 

Catalhoyuk: Bioarchaeology and the Early Farming Society in Transition

Come hear Dr. Clark Spencer Larsen discuss the bioarchaeology of Catalhoyuk, one of the most famous early farming communities in the world.

Monday, October 23

3:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, Madison

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Downtown Madison Family Halloween

Learn about some of Wisconsin’s spooky creatures, explore a haunted cabin, and create fun and silly crafts!

Wednesday, October 25

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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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, October 25 – Tuesday, November 14

UW-Waukesha, Waukesha

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Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: The Legend of the Hodag

Enjoy a fall-inspired meal and discover the legend of the Hodag, a mythical creature that once was said to roam the thick, dark forests of the Northwoods.

Thursday, October 26

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Legends of the Point

Visit the Historic Pendarvis House for a spooky treasure hunt.

Friday, October 27

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Pendarvis, Mineral Point

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World War 100: A Centennial Symposium

Featured speakers for the centennial of World War I will include Bruno Cabanes, Holly Case, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiberg.

Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, Madison

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Halloween Legends and Lore

Explore the Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event.

Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Spirits of St. Feriole Island

Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with the ghosts of St. Feriole Island’s past!

Saturday, October 28

5:30 – 9:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Cooking up Memories

Join Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly at Reed School for some snacks straight out of their new cookbook.

Sunday, October 29

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Reed School, Neillsville

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History Sandwiched In: History That Goes Bump in the Night

Join Society Reference Archivist Simone Munson to discover oddities from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library-Archives collections – if you dare!

Tuesday, October 31

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Cheeseheads: The Documentary Film Screening

Enjoy a screening of Cheeseheads: The Documentary followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, John Mitchell.

Wednesday, November 1

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Life in a Northern Town – Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior

Enjoy happy hour book talk with Mary Dougherty, author of Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures along Lake Superior.

Friday, November 3

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

 

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