Exhibit Opens in Ephraim July 2
Ephraim Historical Foundation Anderson Barn Lobby
The Wisconsin History Tour is an Outreach Initiative of the Wisconsin Historical Society
» Tue, July 22 » Wed, July 23 » Thu, July 24 » Fri, July 25 » Sat, July 26
TUESDAY » 10 AM » FREE
Jens Jensen: Writing Inspired by Nature
Book talk and Signing at Peninsula Bookman, 4083 Main St., Fish Creek. Books available for purchase.
Join Bill Tischler, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature, and Mike Schneider, Executive Director of Door County's The Clearing Folk School (Jensen founded) for a discussion of the celebrated landscape architect's life, work and thoughts on nature.
TUESDAY » 12:30 PM »FREE
Meet and Greet at the Exhibit
Join Wisconsin History Tour hosts, Jim Draeger and Mary Jane Connor, at the Ephraim Historical Foundation Anderson Barn for a guided tour of the exhibit and lemonade and cookies. 3060 Anderson Lane, Ephraim.
TUESDAY » 8 PM » FREE
One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life
Book talk and signing with author Craig Schreiner at Sister Bay Historical Society's Corner of the Past, located at the intersection of Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road in Sister Bay
Spend an evening with Schreiner as he shares experiences through his photographs of life on the Lamberty Family Dairy Farm.
This event will be preceded by the Sister Bay Historical Society's annual ice cream social fundraiser at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY » 10 AM » FREE
Practical Preservation for Your Family Treasures
Presented by Katie Mullen, Preservation Coordinator, Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim.
Learn the best practical ways to handle, store or show off family treasures, and find out when and where to seek the help of a professional conservator.
WEDNESDAY » NOON » FREE » History Sandwiched In Lunchtime Event
Book talk and signing with authors Ken and Barb Wardius. Books available for purchase at the event. Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim.
Ken and Barb take you to a bygone era of romance, dedicated lighthouse keepers, and eerie tales of haunted structures through their Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide.
Followed by an optional tour of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse at 2 PM at Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek. Lighthouse tour: $3 per person.
WEDNESDAY » 1:30 PM » FREE
Researching Your Family and Local History: the Collections and Services of the Society and Area Research Centers Network
Presented by Lori Bessler, Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Librarian, and Deb Anderson, UW-Green Bay and Area Research Center Coordinator. Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Waters St., Ephraim.
Come and learn about the valuable local and family history collections housed nearby and how you can access these useful resources.
THURSDAY » NOON » FREE History Sandwiched In Lunchtime Event
Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes
Presented by Jim Draeger, Architectural Historian and Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer. Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim. Books available for purchase.
Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of the architectural highlights and history of 20 remarkable historic Wisconsin homes from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book Wisconsin's Own.
THURSDAY » 1:30 PM » FREE
Tax Credits for Historic Buildings
Presented by Jim Draeger, Architectural Historian and Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officer, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim
Learn how to reduce restoration costs by applying for tax credits and other resources.
THURSDAY » 6 PM » $30
Jessie Garcia Shares Stories
"Entertaining!" "Funny!" "Great stories." "Authentic."
Join us for a fun night out for dinner and discussion with author Jessie Garcia as she shares stories from her Wisconsin Historical Press book,
My Life with the GREEN & GOLD: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting
Historical stories from Jessie's sports travels in the past two decades have played to rave reviews. Be on the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packer bus, and in the host's chair at the Mike McCarthy Show as Jessie shares experiences from her road travels as a sportscaster.
Sign up for Taste Traditions with Jessie Garcia by phone or online: 608-264-6555 or click here. Tickets are $30 and seating is limited. Taste Traditions with Jessie Garcia will be held at the historic Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St.
My Life with the Green & Gold books, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, will be available for sale the night of this event. Plus, Jessie sticks around to personally autograph.
FRIDAY » 10 AM » FREE » FOR KIDS
One Room Schools
Book talk by Susie Apps-Bodilly, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim.
Teatcher Susan Apps-Bodilly, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, One Room Schools: Stories form 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades, will take kids of all ages on a journey through the one-room school experience. Try your hand at the lesson of the day. Learn about school lunches of the past. Play an old-time recess game. Books will be available for purchase at the event with a book signing to follow.
FRIDAY » NOON » FREE » History Sandwiched In Lunchtime Event
Return to Wake Robin
Book talk and signing with author Marine Mamminga, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim.
Marine Mammigna shares family stories from five generations of trips to the Mamminga cabin, Wake Robin. The award-winning author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book -- and Wisconsin Public Radio A Chapter A Day audio book -- Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Retreats, invites you to share in the campfire tales and family memories.
FRIDAY » 7 PM » FREE
Book talk with author Ron McCrea, Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St., Ephraim.
Spend an evening admiring the uncomplicated lines -- and complicated life story -- of Wisconsin's most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Ron McCrea, former daily newspaper editor and Frank Lloyd Wright historian, shares the history -- and recently uncovered photos -- of Wright's first Taliesin from McCrea's award-winning Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss.
SATURDAY » NOON TO 3PM » FREE
Old World Experience: Ephraim
Bring the whole family to explore the past at The Green at the Anderson Barn History Center in Ephraim. The afternoon begins with a short, interactive Shipwrecks for Kids activity with Tamara Thomsen, followed by history-related activities like decorating your own historic kite, completing a "Wisconsin History Tour" scavenger hunt and much more!
The presentation is based in part on the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Great Ships on the Great Lakes, and will be followed by history-related kids' activities like decorating your own old-fashioned kite, learning one-room school recess games, and much more! To RSVP click HERE!
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