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.

 

An “Old Fashioned” Holiday Shopping Event

Shop discounts on great, unique gifts–like the new “Real Wisconsin” line, “The Brandy Old Fashioned”– in the Museum Store!

Thursday, December 7

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Victorian Home for the Holidays

Explore the holiday decor throughout Villa Louis during these special themed tours.

Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10

Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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A Wade House Christmas

Guests will experience the magic of a mid-19th-century Christmas celebration at the Wade House stagecoach hotel.

Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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An Old World Christmas

Join us for a 19th-century holiday celebration featuring Christmas tales, spirited performances, horse-drawn bobsled rides, an 1800s Santa and more!

Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Curator Talk and Tour–Ever Gleaming: The Enduring Love Affair with the Aluminum Christmas Tree

Join Curator Joe Kapler on a tour of the exhibit Ever Gleaming: The Enduring Love Affair with the Aluminum Christmas Tree.

Saturday, December 9

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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The Christmas Tree Ship

Wisconsin author and storyteller Rochelle Pennington shares one of the most well-known shipwrecks on Lake Michigan, the Christmas Tree Ship.

Saturday, December 9

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva

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Old World Foundation’s Italian Holiday Dinner

The Old World Foundation invites you to join them for a celebration of the Italian immigrants coming to Wisconsin in the late 1800′s.

Saturday, December 9

Times To Be Announced

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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SPARK! – A Holiday Celebration

Bring in a holiday photo or memento to share and discuss your family’s holiday traditions.

Monday, December 11

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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Book Launch at Capital Times Centennial Celebration

Capital Times book talk event with Dave Zweifel, John Nichols, and Paul Fanlund, led by former WPR host Joy Cardin.

Tuesday, December 12

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monona Terrace, Madison

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The Capital Times: A Book Talk with John Nichols

Author John Nichols shares stories from the first 100 years of Wisconsin’s “proudly radical” newspaper, the Capital Times.

Wednesday, December 20

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Milwaukee Public Library, East Branch, 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.

Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 28

Chippewa Falls Public Library, Chippewa Falls

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Cure Cabin Fever: The Hodag of the North Woods

Meet our hodag and make yourself into a hodag! Find out what a hodag is!

Saturday, January 6

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

 

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