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.

 

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.

Wednesday, April 1

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Madison

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The TAA’s 50 Years of Solidarity & Struggle

View documents and artifacts detailing the fifty-year history of the Teaching Assistants’ Association.

Wednesday, April 1

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters, Madison

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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.

Saturday, April 4

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh

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The Women’s Hour Has Struck: Wisconsin’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Take a march through suffrage history with H. H. Bennett Studio’s Jenna Loda Eddy.

Sunday, April 5

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Kingston Historical Preservation Society, Kingston

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Odd and Unusual Artifacts of Wisconsin History

Join the Society’s lead curator for a presentation on the odd and unusual stories of Wisconsin history as represented in the Society’s collections.

Monday, April 6

12:00 – 1:00 pm

People’s United Methodist Church, Oregon

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The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin

Author Michael E. Stevens offers a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of Wisconsin’s early settlers.

Monday, April 6

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Neenah Public Library, Neenah

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“We Stand on Their Shoulders”: A History of Wisconsin Women and Voting

Explore the moments when women in Wisconsin gained political rights through the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest traveling display.

Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 19

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Wisconsin’s John Muir: An Exhibit Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by visiting the traveling display from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Monday, April 6 – Friday, May 1

Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay

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Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan

Discover the origins of the legend of Paul Bunyan and hear some of the earliest authentic Bunyan stories.

Tuesday, April 7

10:30 – 11:30 am

Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison

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Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century

Join author Matthew Prigge to uncover the little-remembered and rarely told history of the underbelly of a Midwestern metropolis.

Thursday, April 9

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Delafield Public Library, Delafield

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Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

Explore this water-themed traveling display that showcases Wisconsin’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our waterways.

Saturday, April 11 – Tuesday, May 26

UW Arboretum, Madison

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The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State

Join author Dennis McCann for a series of engaging vignettes about everything Wisconsin.

Monday, April 13

6:30 – 7:30 pm

New Berlin Public Library, New Berlin

 

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