Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: The Legend of the Hodag

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

The Hodag. Imagine a 7-foot-long, 30-inch-tall, hairy, wild-eyed creature with horns along his spine and razor sharp claws roaming the thick, dark forests of the Northwoods in the 1890s! Well, that's exactly what Timber Cruiser and Entrepreneur Eugene Shepard did. “He Imagined” and the legend of the Hodag began.

Aprelle Rawski, Coordinator of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex in Rhinelander, will take us on a journey through the history and legend of the Hodag. Before the presentation, participants will enjoy a meal catered by Blue Plate Catering and inspired by the flavors of fall.

Pre-registration is required for this event. The cost to attend is $25.00; Registration and payment will be due on Thursday, October 19. Visit shop.wisconsinhistory.org or call 608-264-6555 to sign up.

  • Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Admission: $25.00 per person; WHS Members receive a 10% discount on ticket price