History Sandwiched In
Mark Tully, Author From about 1600 through 1850, determined men in bark canoes, known as Voyageurs or "travelers," paddled up the rivers and streams of the Great Lakes watershed hoping to trade a few simple tools and trinkets for thick, valuable beaver skins. Mark Tully gives a first-person multi-media presentation of the fascinating, true story of one of these Voyageurs-- "A Man Called...
Les Kruger, Author
Author Les Kruger discusses his book about the Maxwell brothers.
Stan Temple Professor Emeritus. Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW Madison Aldo Leopold kept a journal in which he recorded observations of the natural world, which is now the classic, A Sand County Almanac. Many of the seasonal events he observed are now occurring earlier in the year, reflecting the warming of our climate. Stan Temple discusses what the consequences can be for wildlife in...
David Sakrison, Author
David Sakrison discusses his latest book about birds.
Gary Hess, Grandson of Frank Hess
Jim Hess, Grandson of Frank Hess
In 1904, Frank J. Hess & Sons Cooperage opened at 1952 Atwood Avenue in Schenk's Corners at the urging of local brewer Henry Fauerbach. Gary Hess, grandson of Frank Hess, talks about the history of Wisconsin's largest cooperage on Madison's east side.
Lance Herdegen, an author and historian, delves into the history of the Iron Brigade--Wisconsin and Michigan soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Herdegen explains the Black Hat and Iron Brigade labels and discusses the battles in which they fought.
Cori Olson, Executive Director, Milton House Museum
Pioneer Joseph Goodrich built what is now the oldest concrete home in the U.S. Goodrich created a tunnel used for the Underground Railroad, now part of the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.
Erika Janik, Freelance writer
Erika Janik used her interest in strange things in history to energize her collection of bizarre stories, which she collaborated to create her book and exhibit called "Odd Wisconsin".
Jim Draeger, Author; Mark Speltz, Author
Co-authors of "Fill'er up" Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz present on the topic of gas stations, followed by questions from the audience and book signings.