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 Open house
Sunday, May 6, 2018 through Sunday, December 30, 2018. Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00. The Sterling North home, located at 409 West Rollin Street in Edgerton is open Sundays from April through December. Sterling North wrote over thirty books, the most famous being an autobiographical account of his adventures with his pet raccoon Rascal. He also wrote So Dear to My Heart and The Wolfling. The home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. has been restored to the way it looked in 1917. Please visit our website. $3 for students and $5 for adults. Sterling North Home/Museum/Barn, 409 W. Rollin St, Edgerton, Rock County. Call 608-884-8337. Subjects: Museums, Books, Historic [E-107229]
 Single Day Events 
 History of the Doughboy Monument
Wednesday, May 2, 2018. 11am to 12:30pm. In honor of the opening of our new traveling exhibit WWII Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front courtesy of The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, our executive director Patricia Lutz will be presenting on the history of the Doughboy Statue. This event is free for WCHS members/Included with $5 museum admission for non-members. Free WCHS member/included with courthouse admission-non members. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Families, Historic, Military [E-107108]
 After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United Stat
Monday, May 7, 2018. 7pm-8:30pm. In After They Closed the Gates, Garland tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal immigration. Garland also helps us understand how Jews were linked to, and then unlinked from, the specter of illegal immigration. By tracing this complex history, Garland offers compelling insights into the contingent nature of citizenship, belonging, and Americanness. Museum Members $6 Non-Members $10. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143905757. Subjects: Historic [E-107179]
 Migration
Saturday, May 12, 2018. 7 pm. Music and prose will highlight the trials and rewards of leaving one's homeland with hope for better tomorrows. The sixty voice chorus, an Irish band, a chamber ensemble, soloists, and narrators will perform a variety of beautiful music. A pre-concert Underground Railroad tour will begin at 6 p.m. (space limited). A post-concert panel talk-back will immediately follow the performance. Then, a reception will provide an opportunity for enjoying friendly discussion and light refreshments. Adults $15/$17, Seniors $12/$14, Students $5. First Presbyterian Church - Racine, 716 College Ave, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-634-3250. Subjects: Music, Classical, Historic [E-107206]
 History of Richfield with Marge Holzbog
Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Marge Holzbog will present a history of Richfield. Doors open at 6pm Free. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Historic, Community, Families [E-107207]
 Coloma Flea & Craft Market
Saturday, May 26, 2018. 8 am - 3 pm. Shop for crafts, antiques, collectibles, rummage, flea market items, produce, baked goods, and more. Information on shopping or to sign up as a seller email or call 715-570-2009. Food and beverage available at 11 am. Bathrooms and parking at the park. Market sponsored by Coloma Area Historical Society. Museum located next to Market is open 10 am - 3 pm with possible live demonstrations on Market dates at 11 am. Next market date: June 23 and 24. vendor fees only. Coloma Community Park, 232 S Front Street (aka CTH CH), Coloma, Waushara County. Call 715-570-2009. Subjects: FleaMarkets, Families, Historic [E-107124]
 34th Annual All Pontiac & GMC Show
Saturday, June 2, 2018. 8 am to 3 pm. June 2nd, 2018 34th Annual All Pontiac & GMC Show. Bergstrom GM of Oshkosh 355 N. Washburn Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54904. Sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive and hosted by the Badger State Chapter of POCI. Food, beverages and music available. Show benefits MakeAWish. Vehicle registration is from 8am to 12 Noon. Regisration fee is $10.00. Spectators free. For more information contact Dick Boneske 920-450-1040 or Larry Koeppen 920-235-5280. 10.00. Bergstrom GM of Oshkosh, 355 N Washburn Ave, Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Call 920-235-5280. Subjects: Cars, Community, Historic [E-106823]
 West Bend History A 3-Part Series
Thursday, June 14, 2018. 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The West Bend Library and History Center Washington County are presenting a program series on the history of West Bend. Learn more about your city and the people during each of these events! Crimes of West Bend Talk with Patricia Lutz Thursday June 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM held at the History Center. Aluminum Cookware Industry Storytellers Tuesday August 21, 2018 from 1PM - 4PM held at the West Bend Library. To Tell your story at the program, please register by calling Patricia Lutz. 262-335-4678 Free. The History Center Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Community, Historic [E-107224]
 Make Music Day Summer Solstice Concerts and Bay View Potluck Picnic
Thursday, June 21, 2018. 4:00-8:30pm. Enjoy a free evening of acoustic music, bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair, and hang out with your neighbors at the lovely new Gazebo at the Bay View Historical Society's Beulah Brinton House on this longest day of the year. Performances include: 4-4:30pm - David HB Drake /4:30-6pm - Wilderland / 6-7:00pm - Four Winds Clarinet Quartet / 7-8:30pm - Dangerous Folk Classic Folk Music of the 1950s and 1960s. Free-bring a dish to pass. Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4147026053. Subjects: Folk, Families, Historic [E-107373]
 Introduction to Archaeology
Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 9 am-3 pm. Students entering grades 5-9 Explore MVAC's Archaeology Lab and work with artifacts recovered from area excavations as an introduction to the science of archaeology. Discover how the first Native Americans in Wisconsin survived using the area's natural resources. Students must take this class in order to attend the Middle School Field Experience. 80. 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106897]
 Dagwaagin Fall Encampment
Saturday, October 6, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. This Fall Gathering features several re-enactors demonstrating flint knapping, firestarting, rope making, duck decoys constructed from cattails, and more - think of it as a mini-Rendezvous along with shorter tours of the historic site and Ojibwe Village. The clay ovens will be fired and several primitive camps will be set up. Tomahawk throwing and archery are included in this event. $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors 65+, Retired/Active Military and College Students; $6 children 6-17. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, Burnett County. Call 715-866-8890. Subjects: Historic, Reenactments, Education [E-107167]
 Summer Concert at Jacobs House
Sunday, August 7, 4011. 1 pm. As part of the summer concert series at homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, there will be a concert at the Jacobs House featuring Dawn Lawler on flute and Mary Ann Harr playing the harp. Guests will receive a tour from Susan Jacobs Lockhart, who lived in the home as a young girl. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. To purchase tickets for the Taliesin Home Concert Series, call 1-866-530-7528 ext. 481 $95 per ticket. Jacobs House, 441 Toepfer Street, Madison, Dane County. Call 1-866-530-7528 ext. 481. Subjects: Music, Historic, Classical [E-83137]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, January 8, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99671]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Saturday, February 7, 4015. 10am-noon. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99672]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, March 5, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99673]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, March 5, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99674]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Horicon Living History Days
Saturday, May 12, 2018 through Sunday, May 13, 2018. 9:00 am. Come to Horicon's River Bend Park to witness the sights, sounds, and smells of a Living History Reenactment. Reenactors and demonstrators representing the 1600's through WWII will be on hand portraying life from their chosen time periods. Park where you can stroll though a living history timeline event. Free. Riverbend Park, 712 Valley St, Horicon, Dodge County. Call 920-485-0483 for information. Subjects: Historic, Families, OutdoorRec [E-107216]
 WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front Traveling Exhibit
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018. Over 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served on land, sea and in the air during WWI. WWI Beyond the Trenches, a traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, features an up close and personal look at the Great War through the eyes of Wisconsin veterans using photographs and first person accounts. This special exhibit is free with museum admission. Free with Museum admission/WCHS members free. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Historic, Military, Families [E-107107]
 Yellow River Echoes: A Living History Fur Trade Experience
Saturday, June 23, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. Re-enacting the life of fur traders and their Ojibwe neighbors active here from 1802-1805. Experience a working fur post and observe the camp life of the re-enactors as they go about their daily lives in 1802. Enjoy Booya on Saturday afternoon. $10 age 13 and over; $8 Military, College Students, or age 65+; $6 age 6-12; free for children under. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, Burnett County. Call 715-866-8890. Subjects: Festivals, Historic, Reenactments [E-107165]
 Middle School Field Experience
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Thursday, July 19, 2018. 9 am-3 pm. Students entering grades 5-9 Take your excitement for archaeology into the field! Students who have taken MVAC's Introduction to Archaeology class in the past can join a La Crosse area project. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Activities may include shovel testing or small-scale excavations. Weather may require alternate activities. 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106898]
 Public Archaeology Field Schools (3 and 5 day experiences)
Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, July 20, 2018. This multi-day field and lab experience is a well-rounded opportunity for those who want to learn about the process of archaeology. Work alongside professional archaeologists on an actual archaeological excavation and survey work. Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18, 2018 (July 16: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 17-18: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2018 (July 16: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 17-20: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) $350, $500. 3110 Student Union, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106899]
 The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. Demonstrations of period skills including black powder shooting, archery and tomahawk throwing. Tasty food prepared in the fur-trade era manner is a treat. Goods offered by the traders include period clothing, furnishings, camp gear, trade silver, animal skins, jewelry and a fascinating variety of other utilitarian and decorative items. Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, July 29, 8am - 12:30pm; $8 adults, $6 children over 6, free for children under 6. $10 age 13 and over; $8 Military, College Students, or age 65+; $6 age 6-12; free for children under. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, Burnett County. Call 715-866-8890. Subjects: Reenactments, Historic, Festivals [E-107166]
 A Glimpse of the Past
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Thursday, October 15, 2020. 10 am - 3 pm. Alexander Noble House Museum presents "A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek", with an added feature Victorian Christmas in the Parlor. Enjoy a tour of a Greek Revival Farmhouse built in 1875 and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century. $5.00 Admission. Alexander Noble House Museum, 4167 Main Street, Fish Creek, Door County. Call 920-868-2091. Subjects: Museums, Historic, Education [E-105338]
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