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.

 

“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, August 31 – Sunday, September 13

Shorewood Public Library, Shorewood

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Behind the Scenes Tour of Villa Louis

Take a peek behind the velvet ropes of a historic house museum.

Friday, September 11

1:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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Breakfast at the Inn

Prepare and enjoy an 1850s breakfast, just like the Wades did!

Saturday, September 12

8:00 – 11:00 am

Wade House, Greenbush

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Villa Louis Mansion Tours

Follow the lives of the prosperous Dousman Family as you tour their Victorian home, meticulously restored to its 1890s British Arts & Crafts splendor.

Saturday, September 12

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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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, September 14 – Sunday, September 27

Manitowoc County Historical Society, Manitowoc

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Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin

Hear stories about free spirits from Wisconsin’s past and why they’re worth reading about today.

Tuesday, September 15

6:00 – 7:00 pm

DeForest Area Public Library, DeForest

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Walking Tour: Hidden History of the Capitol Square

Discover how downtown Madison has changed (and stayed the same!) over hundreds of years.

Tuesday, September 15

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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

Take a march through suffrage history with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Collections Development Coordinator, Simone Munson.

Tuesday, September 15

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Washington County Historical Society Historic Courthouse, West Bend

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Villa Louis Mansion Tours

Follow the lives of the prosperous Dousman Family as you tour their Victorian home, meticulously restored to its 1890s British Arts & Crafts splendor.

Wednesday – Thursday, September 16-17

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien

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“Book Bites” – Terese Allen Discusses The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State

Terese Allen will discuss the revised edition of this book, which provides delightful morsels of information about the history of food and eating in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, September 16

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Online Webinar

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Community Stories and Conversation – What Does it Mean to Interpret History?

Join Anna Altschwager, Assistant Director overseeing Guest Experience at Old World Wisconsin, to explore our process of “Thinking Like Historians,” and what it means to interpret history.

Thursday, September 17

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Online Webinar

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Walking Tour: Civil War Cemetery

Explore the area’s ancestors and Civil War history in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Friday, September 18

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells

 

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