"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." - Oscar Wilde

Welcome to October! The past month has sailed quickly by, the leaves are turning, and the air has the certain autumn chill. Here at the Wisconsin Historical Society, we're looking forward to seeing you at our museums, sites, and virtually wherever you are.

Virtual Programming Museum Spotlight: Beyond the Vote and Lumber Party!

While our doors remain open for you and your students to visit, we understand that not all schools can make the trip to Madison. Our virtual programming has been designed to offer a standards-based museum-quality experience from wherever you and your students are.

In Beyond the Vote, students take a deep dive into the history of the women's suffrage movement by exploring the idea of activism. What motivates someone to become active in their community? What mattered to the women of the suffrage movement? What matters to you?

Take your students into the legends and lore of the lumberjacks in Lumber Party!  What was life like for the lumberjacks of yore? What jobs did they have? What did they do for fun? And what happened to those forests of old?

National History Day in Wisconsin
Whether you're a veteran NHD educator or just curious about the program, you'll find a wealth of activities, ideas, and tips for success on our website! With the contest season just barely begun, there's plenty of time to get up to speed and dive into the high-quality project-based educational opportunities of the National History in Wisconsin program.
Civics Education Survey
Civics education is a core component of creating an engaged citizenry, helping students learn  the rights and responsibilities embedded in our democratic society. To better serve our audience, we've designed a brief survey to help us understand what Wisconsin teachers are currently teaching in civics as well as what resources you might like to see created. Your opinion matters!
Legends & Lore @ Old World Wisconsin
Eerie tales lurk in the dark, as legends and lore come to life in the woods of Wisconsin. Troves of supernatural tales brought to the state over the generations come to life as you explore the Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event at Old World Wisconsin! Join us (advanced ticket purchase required)!
COVID 19 Poster Project Announcement
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce the second phase of the COVID-19 poster project documenting the impact that the pandemic has had on Wisconsin and beyond through unique works by Wisconsin artists. This new phase of the project features artwork from adults and high school students whose diverse styles, backgrounds, and themes help provide unique messages of hope, togetherness, and determination. See our website for more details!
An Interview with Yvonne Muller, Web Designer
Tell us about yourself: Hello I'm Yvonne R. Muller, the Web Designer here at the Wisconsin Historical Society! I'm known for being the mother of ferrets, watching a lot of tv and doing wheel thrown pottery when I get a spare hour.

What do you do? For the Historical Society I help design web pages for a variety of different websites, using coding as well as my skills with drawing to help create the pages like the new Education Hub. I also do something called usability testing, where I reach out to users and ask them to peruse our website to better understand how we aren't serving you.

What are you looking forward to? This year we're trying to revamp how people can look for and discover our books! And I'm excited for how it will turn out!
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