History Sandwiched In Summer 2024

1 S. Pinckney Street Madison, WI
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: History Maker Space
  • Dates: 8/6/2024, 8/13/2024, 8/27/2024
  • Location: History Maker Space | U.S. Bank Plaza
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Price: Free, Advanced Registration Required

Wish there was a way to get a crash-course on the most unique aspects of Wisconsin history in one place? Look no further than History Sandwiched In, where scholars, historians, authors and community members from across the state join together to hold engaging discussions on wide-ranging historical topics of interest. From the deep history of Wisconsin waterways to the musicianship and legacy of Al Jarreau and much more, learn about the people, places and stories that shaped—and continue to shape—the Badger State.

7/9/2024 - Scott Spoolman takes attendees on a road trip through the state, sharing stories from his book Wisconsin Waters: the Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers, and Waterfalls.

7/16/2024 - Peggy Marxen presents "The Farm on Badger Creek: A 50s Farm Life in Northwestern Wisconsin" based on her book The Farm on Badger Creek: Memories of a Midwest Girlhood

8/6/2024 - Jim Willaert presenting "Transportation in Early Wisconsin", an exploration of the the state's early plank wheel and rail roads

8/13/2024 - Kurt Dietrich presents stories from Never Givin' Up: The Life of Al Jarreau, tracing the history and legacy of this Wisconsin-born and Milwaukee-raised Grammy winning singer

8/27/2024 - Dr. Carol Cornelius connects attendees with a layered history of Wisconsin, centering Indigenous voices and sharing information about historic nation-to-nation treaties negotiated between and signed by the state's different Indigenous groups.