The Wisconsin History Tour is at the Ephraim Historical Foundation Anderson Barn Lobby » July 2-29 » Open Tue - Sat, 10 AM - 4:00 PM » 3060 Anderson Lane, Ephraim, WI

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Wisconsin History Tour Past-Port

Exhibit Opens in Ephraim

Ephraim Historical Foundation Anderson Barn Lobby

The Wisconsin History Tour is an Outreach Initiative of the Wisconsin Historical Society

07.02.2014

TUESDAY, JULY 22

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.

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.

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.

07.22.2014
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.

Many of us have some treasured items passed down from family members, whether quilts, letters, cookbooks, photographs or an old home movie. Many of us also create or collect things today that we value, and wish to pass on, be it digital photographs, scrapbooks, clothes or jewelry. Do you have questions about how to preserve these items, or how to find help to restore them?  Then this presentation is for you. Come to learn about the best practical ways to handle, store or show off these treasures, and find out when and where to seek the help of a professional conservator if you need to. 


NOON » FREE » History Sandwiched In Lunchtime Event

Wisconsin Lighthouses

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.

1:30 PM » FREE

Genealogy Workshop

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.

07.23.2014

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Wisconsin's Own: 20 Remarkable HomesNOON » 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.

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.

Wisconsin Historical Society Taste Traditions6 PM » $30

My Life with the Green and Gold by Jesse GarciaJessie 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.
07.24.2014

FRIDAY, JULY 25

One Room Schools10 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.

Return to Wake RobinNOON » 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.

Building Taliesin7 PM » FREE

Building Taliesin

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.

07.25.2014

Family Fun SATURDAY, JULY 26

Old World Experience: EphraimTamara Thomsen Great Ships on the Great Lakes
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!

Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive a FREE GIFT!


07.26.2014

Wisconsin History Tour Past-Port

Last Day Exhibit is Open in Ephraim before moving on to Verona

Ephraim Historical Foundation, Anderson Barn

The Wisconsin History Tour is an Outreach Initiative of the Wisconsin Historical Society

07.29.2014

Thank you to our Tour Sponsors

The Wisconsin History Tour is generously underwritten in part by the

Kohler Trust for Preservation

with additional support from the 

Judd S. Alexander Foundation

American Printing

Culver's

Murco Fund

We Energies Foundation

Racine Community Foundation

 

Media Sponsor: Wisconsin Public Radio

 

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