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06.17.10 | Historic Wisconsin: The Rhinelander Logging Museum

WisconsinEye visited the Rhinelander Logging Museum in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on June 17, 2010, to explore the history of logging in the state, as well as the history of the CCC, living in a logging camp, and logging equipment.


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05.10.10 | Historic Wisconsin: Indian Agency House

WisconsinEye visited the historic Indian Agency House on May 10, 2010. Located in Portage WI, the house was built by the U.S. government for John Kinzie in 1832. Kinzie was the Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk Nation (Winnebago), and he and his wife, Juliette Magill Kinzie lived at the portage from 1832-1834. Juliette Kinzie would later write of their experience in her book, Wau-Bun, the "Early Day" in the Northwest. Destinee Udelhoven, the Executive Director provided a history of the agency. Join WisconsinEye as we visit this historic site, take a tour of the museum and house, and learn about the rich history of this time and people.


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05.03.10 | Historic Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room

WisconsinEye visited the newly remodeled Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room on May 3, 2010. The room, located in the Historical Society's headquarters in Madison, has been in existence since 1900 and has gone through various transformations. Through this most recent project, the room was restored to its original brilliance, down to the most intricate detail. Take a tour of the new space, narrated by Historical Society officials, as well as the room's head architect.


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04.12.10 | Gaylord Nelson and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
As part of WisconsinEye's Historic Wisconsin series, Meredith Clanfield and WisconsinEye's camera visited the Wisconsin Historical Museum on April 12, 2010 to showcase their new exhibit on former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Exhibit Designer Doug Griffin takes viewers through the exhibit that will be on display through the beginning of June. 
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10.07.09 | Wisconsin Veterans Museum: Wisconsin Indians in World War I

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum hosted a lecture and discussion about the experiences of American Indians from Wisconsin in World War I and upon their return home. Susan Applegate Krouse, Professor of Anthropology and Director of American Indian Studies Program, Michigan State University, was the featured speaker. The event took place on October 7, 2009 in Madison.


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08.20.09 | Historic Wisconsin: The First Capitol

First Capitol Historical Site presents the story of the first gathering of Wisconsin’s territorial legislature. Join WisconsinEye as Tamara Funk, Curator of First Capitol Historical Site, describes the unique history associated with this place, located in Belmont.


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08.15.09 | Historic Wisconsin: Stonefield Historical Site

WisconsinEye spent the day at Stonefield Historical Site, located just outside Cassville, Wisconsin. Join us as we see the sights and visit with those who host and participate in Railroad Days, an event held every third week in August.


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07.24.09 | Wisconsin Historical Site Tour: Madeline Island Museum

The Madeline Island Museum, located in La Pointe, Wisconsin, is one of Wisconsin Historical Society's 10 historic sites. Jean Teisberg, Madeline Island Museum Tour Guide, guided a tour of the site on July 24, 2009.


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07.24.09 | 2009 World Lumberjack Championships

Wisconsin Eye visited the 50th annual Lumberjack World Championships on July 24, 2009, in Hayward.  The Lumberjack World Championships feature 21 events derived from different aspects of the lumber industry.  We spoke to Diane McNamer, Executive Director of the Lumberjack World Championships, Laurence O’Toole, a competitor from Australia, Sheree Taylor, a competitor from New Zealand, and David Geer, a competitor from Hayward who also helped found the event in Hayward fifty years ago.


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07.08.09 | Wisconsin Historical Site Tour: Villa Louis Mansion

WisconsinEye toured the Villa Louis Mansion Site in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on July 8, 2009.  Villa Louis Mansion features a mansion and the Dousman offices dating back to the Victorian era.  Site director, Michael Douglass and curator, Susan Caya-Slusser led the tour and spoke about how life was like in the Dousman household during the Victorian era.


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07.07.09 | History Sandwiched In: Madison During the Civil War Era

Stu Levitan, author of Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History, Volume 1 1856-1931 presented an illustrated talk on the politics and personalities in Madison during the Civil War era. The event, part of Wisconsin Historical Society's "History Sandwiched In" series, took place on July 7, 2009 at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison.


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04.21.09 | History Sandwiched In: Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac and Climate Change

At an event on April 21, 2009, Dr. Stan Temple discussed Aldo Leopold's seasonal observations and how the warming climate will affect wildlife in Wisconsin. The event was part of the "History Sandwiched In" took place at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on the Capitol square. Dr. Temple is the Senior Fellow and Science Advisor for the Aldo Leopold Foundation.


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07.02.08 | Wisconsin Historic Site Tour: H.H. Bennett Studio

H.H. Bennett Studio Site Director Dale Williams gave WisconsinEye a tour of their gallery on July 2, 2008 in the Wisconsin Dells.


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06.18.08 | Wisconsin Historical Society Historic Site: Reed School

Wisconsin Historical Society Site Director Dale Williams gave WisconsinEye a tour of the historic Reed School, a one-room schoolhouse in Neillsville.


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06.17.08 | Circus World Museum Tour

WisconsinEye visits Circus World Museum in Baraboo. Steve Freese, executive director of the museum, gives an extensive tour of the grounds and museum exhibits.


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