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The Wisconsin Historical Society; Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories Since 1846

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Hardcover: $25.00
112 pages, 70 illustrations
ISBN: 9780870206917

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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By John Zimm

On an autumn day in 1845, a conversation between two pioneers sparked an idea that has grown into one of Wisconsin's most cherished institutions - the Wisconsin Historical Society, older by two years than the state itself. Explore the storied history of this grand Wisconsin treasure - from the Society's earliest days, as pioneers worked to record history even as it was happening; to the Society's struggles to weather the Great Depression and World War II; and its landmark efforts to record the most important social and political movements of our times.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has grown from a small gathering of pioneers, into a nationally renowned organization that serves 3 million people each year. Yet the basic mission of the Society has remained largely unchanged: to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Wisconsin, from every walk of life, in every corner of the state. The story behind the Society's creation is a uniquely Wisconsin story - one that belongs to all who call Wisconsin home.

By John Zimm

On an autumn day in 1845, a conversation between two pioneers sparked an idea that has grown into one of Wisconsin's most cherished institutions - the Wisconsin Historical Society, older by two years than the state itself. Explore the storied history of this grand Wisconsin treasure - from the Society's earliest days, as pioneers worked to record history even as it was happening; to the Society's struggles to weather the Great Depression and World War II; and its landmark efforts to record the most important social and political movements of our times.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has grown from a small gathering of pioneers, into a nationally renowned organization that serves 3 million people each year. Yet the basic mission of the Society has remained largely unchanged: to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Wisconsin, from every walk of life, in every corner of the state. The story behind the Society's creation is a uniquely Wisconsin story - one that belongs to all who call Wisconsin home.

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Publication Year2014
Page Count160
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Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-691-7

Publication Year2014
Page Count160
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size5.5 x 8.5 inches
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