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Hidden History: Madison's Water Obsession - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hidden History: Madison's Water Obsession - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hidden History: Madison's Water Obsession - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Price: $20.00
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Hidden History of Madison's Water Obsession
  • Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Meet at Tenny Park Locks.
  • Cost: $20.00/person
  • Cancellations after September 1 are not eligible for refunds.
  • Tours are rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

What do swimming, sewage, and sea serpents have in common? If Madison's early settlers loved the city's natural beauty, why did they dump sewage in the lakes? The four lakes have been central to Madison's identity since the beginning, attracting settlement with their splendor and resources. This tour will use Lake Mendota, the Yahara River and Tenney Park to explore how Madison's waterways have impacted the history of the city and those living here. We will tell stories about how the lakes have affected everything from boating and beer to myths and monsters.

This tour meets by the Tenney Park Locks and covers approximately 1.25 miles on city sidewalks and paths. Participants may be asked to stand for extended periods of time. Tour will take place rain or shine!

Advance online registration is advised.
Drop-in spots are limited and not guaranteed.
 


Questions? Call 608-264-6555 or email museum@wisconsinhistory.org


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