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.

 

Odd Wisconsin: True Tales and Folklore from the Badger State with Michael Edmonds

In this virtual Zoom event, author Michael Edmonds will share sketches of some of the strange people who lived here before us and tell authentic stories about folk characters like lumberjack hero Paul Bunyan.

Monday, March 1

10:00 – 11:00 am

Online Webinar

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Dan Freas Discusses Old World Wisconsin

Director Dan Freas will share the history and mission of Old World Wisconsin, provide an overview of the daily experience and special events, and end with a preview of Old World Wisconsin’s current project to create a brewing historic tavern experience.

Wednesday, March 3

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Online Webinar

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“Book Bites” – Kurt Dietrich Discusses Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland

Join us on on the WHS Press Facebook page to hear musician and author Kurt Dietrich discuss his extensive, upbeat compilation of jazz musician biographies, which details Wisconsin’s rich association with the genre since its inception in the early 1900s.

Wednesday, March 3

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Online Webinar

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Genealogy Workshop: The Lives and Times of Our German-Speaking Ancestors

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society for an online workshop that will help trace your family history back to Wisconsin’s early settlers from German-speaking Europe.

Saturday, March 6

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Online Webinar

 

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