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.

 

Gary Jones Discusses Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powedering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless

Join author Gary Jones as he recounts his rural childhood in South Central Wisconsin with a mixture of plainspoken warmth and irreverence.

Thursday, November 21

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Driftless Historium, Mt. Horeb

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Natives & Newcomers: Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Archaeologist Robert Birmingham discusses the thousands of earthen mounds built for burial and ceremonial purposes around the state over 700 years ago.

Thursday, November 21

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wade House, Greenbush

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Needle Felt a Cute Santa

Use hand-dyed wool from sheep to make your own Santa.

Friday, November 22

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland

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Needle Felt a Cute Snowy Owl

Use hand-dyed wool to make your own adorable owl.

Friday, November 22

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland

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Blacksmithing 101 – Hooks & Triangle

Spend the day as an Apprentice Blacksmith as you learn the basics of this fascinating heritage trade.

Saturday, November 23

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

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Island Boutique

Shop this holiday season at the Madeline Island Holiday Boutique! The event features local and regional arts and crafts and a soup lunch to benefit the island school parent/teacher association.

Saturday, November 30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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Gary Jones Discusses Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powdering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless

Join author Gary Jones as he recounts his rural childhood in South Central Wisconsin with a mixture of plainspoken warmth and irreverence.

Monday, December 2

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library, Sister Bay

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Caring for Family Papers

Join Cataloger Alison Bridger to learn what family documents are worth keeping and how best to organize and store them for future generations.

Monday, December 2

7:00 – 8:00 pm

St. Mark Lutheran Church, Janesville

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The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

Curator Joe Kapler provides a history of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree produced by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Monday, December 2

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Kiel Public Library, Kiel

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Badger Boneyards

Join author Dennis McCann as he highlights the melancholy, the humorous, the tragic, and the universal in Wisconsin’s cities of the dead.

Tuesday, December 3

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Frank L. Weyenberg Library, Mequon

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Scandanavian Rag Rug Workshop

Scandinavian loop weaving is a simple and durable technique that uses no thread or looms, and turns trash into treasure!

Thursday, December 5

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland

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An Old World Christmas

Move over Santa, Krampus is coming to town this holiday season!

Saturday, December 7 – Sunday, December 8

10: 00 am – 4:00 pm

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle

 

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