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Long-ago Lunchtime Lessons

April 25 - The Fair

12:10 PM Baraboo Civic Center

History in 3D – Martha Glowacki

Thursday, April 25 – 6 pm

Reedsburg Public Library

Ho-Chunk History, Wisconsin - Patty Loew & Janice Rice

Wednesday, May 1  - 7 pm

Reedsburg Public Library

 

Ho-Chunk History, Sauk County – Paul Wolter

Thursday, March 23 – 7 pm

Reedsburg Public Library

SAVE THE DATE!

June 18 -  Founders’ Day Picnic -  Speaker George Archibald

June 23 - Sunday in the Cemetery – Living History Tour – Walnut Hill Cemetery

August 10 – Ochsner Park Centennial – Baraboo


Long-ago Lunchtime Lessons

April 25 - The Fair

May 30 - Circus City

Presentations held on the last Thursday of each month from 12:10 to 12:50 pm at the Baraboo Area Senior Center, Room 24 of the Baraboo Civic Center, 124 Second Street. SCHS Executive Director Paul Wolter will use pictures, maps and illustrations to bring each presentation to life. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Where? 124 2nd St. Room 24, Baraboo Civic Center, Baraboo, WI

When? 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

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History in 3D

April 25th 6 PM

Reedsburg Public Library

370 North Vine Street, Reedsburg, WI

If you experienced the Farm Art DTour in Sauk County last fall you may have come across some unique roadside stations created by Dane County artist Martha Glowacki where stereoscope viewers could be used to view historic images in three dimensions. Some of the images were supplied by SCHS and they covered aspects of Sauk County history including the hops craze of the 1860s, the quarry at Rock Springs, the iron mines near North Freedom and effigy mound mapping. The Society has more than a few historic stereoscopic images for Sauk County but what made Glowacki’s project unique is that she took historic non-stereoscopic images and made them into stereoscopic pictures with the use of a computer and hours of painstaking work. Now images that were once only flat looking come to life through a hand-held stereoscope.

As an artist Glowacki likes to work with found materials and constructed objects. She served for many years as the director of the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. These new stereoscopic images will be the subject of a presentation on Thursday, April 25 at 6 pm at the Reedsburg Library. Glowacki will explain the process of making the images appear 3D and SCHS Executive Director Paul Wolter will join her to talk about aspects of Sauk County history shown in the photographs. Guests will have the ability to look at Glowacki’s images and other historic stereoscope images at the presentation which is free and open to the public.

 

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Ho-Chunk History Series

May 23rd 7 pm

 Reedsburg Public Library

370 North Vine Street, Reedsburg, WI

 The Reedsburg Area Historical Society in partnership with the Reedsburg Library and SCHS is hosting two presentations on Ho-Chunk history. On Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm at the Reedsburg Library, Patty Loew and Janice Rice will talk about the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin. Patty Loew, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University and a professor in the Medill School of Journalism. She is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. She is author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Native People of Wisconsin. Janice Rice is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and is a retired librarian with a focus on American Indian resources, literature, culture, history, language preservation and revitalization. She received her bachelors degree in Education, with an Area of Concentration in American Indian Studies from the UW-Milwaukee. She received her MLS & MLS Advanced degree in American Indian Librarianship from UW-Madison. On Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Reedsburg Library, Paul Wolter, SCHS Executive Director will focus on Ho-Chunk history in Sauk County including the treaty era, the removal period and the resistance movement led by leaders such as Chief Yellow Thunder and Chief Dandy, both of whom lived in Sauk County.  The presentations are free and open to the public.

 

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