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Hidden History of Madison's Water Obsession Walking Tour- September 18th

Hidden History of Madison's Water Obsession Walking Tour- September 18th
Hidden History of Madison's Water Obsession Walking Tour- September 18th
Date: Tuesday, September 18th
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Price: $15.00
Product Details
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 beauty 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 Lock 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! Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. 

Register by September 17, 2018! Drop-in spots are limited and not guaranteed. 

Date: Tuesday, September 18th
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Cost: $15.00

Please call 608-264-6555 or email museum@wisconsinhistory.org with questions. 

Image: Tenney Park- A scenic view of Tenney Park, showing people fishing in Lake Mendota and Maple Bluff in the distance. View original image: WHI 51732

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