Please Note: The Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square, where many have purchased the annual ornament in the past, is temporarily closed to the public. Through the Wisconsin Historical Society, it is available only here, online at this time.
The stunning leaded glass skylight in the State Senate Chamber is the inspiration for the 2020 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament. A wonderful, collectible gift for all Wisconsinites! Informative booklet and gift box included!
On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D’Alessio and her math professor husband, Laird, made their way down a curving, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting 115 acres of land in Wisconsin’s unglaciated Driftless Area that Laird had inherited from his parents. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of the valley that would become a twenty-five-year labor of love for the couple. Details, below.
Coming Out, Moving Forward, the second volume in R. Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking work on gay history in Wisconsin, outlines the challenges that LGBT Wisconsinites faced in their efforts to right past oppressions and secure equality in the post-Stonewall period between 1969 and 2000. More details, below.