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Veterans Place Veterans Book Group

July 30, 2018

An opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories.
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Shakespeare in the State Parks-Twelfth Night

July 22, 2018

Free to park patrons in 17 state parks and state forests around Wisconsin.
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i

May 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.
August 24, 2018  to  September 2, 2018

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art.

August 26, 2018  to  September 5, 2018

Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930–1960

Drawn from files of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service archives at Texas A&M University, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women in the Great Depression and World War II.

August 31, 2018

Tumbleweed Music Festival 2018

The festival will feature over 100 acoustic music acts and workshops.

September 1, 2018

100 Faces of War

Featuring 100 portraits of veterans from every state and the District of Columbia, the subjects represent a cross section of those who served, and reflect a variety of military branches, job descriptions, and personal backgrounds.

September 4, 2018

"What Folksongs Tell Us About Work in Wisconsin," by Jim Leary

This talk includes historic and contemporary field and studio recordings of Irish and French Canadian lumberjacks, Finnish and Croatian miners, Potawatomi and Norwegian ironworkers, Italian and Mexican farmhands, and Polish and Hmong factory workers to illustrate continuity, change, and commonality in the folksongs of Wisconsin’s workers.

September 7, 2018

The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration

Led by scholar David Fenner, this talk explores the push and pull factors that cause human migration, which in turn can help us understand more fully events in the headlines and better know the mosaic of peoples who have settled in the Pacific Northwest.

September 11, 2018

We Who Believe in Freedom: A Reading Series

A community reading series featuring works by influential women.

September 15, 2018

Folk Art and Culture

Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art.

September 17, 2018

Early Mexican Settlements in Railroad Boxcar Communities in Greater Chicago, Illinois, and the Midwest

The presentation will highlight the vibrant social and cultural life of these Mexican settlers who lived in the railroad boxcar communities.

September 22, 2018

A Road Runs Through It: Tourism, Culture, and the Politics of Conservation

Explore the concept of conservation through the lens of safari tourism in Tanzania, where the Maasai community has found itself struggling at the intersection of environmental activism, tourism, land rights, and civic rights; and where a proposed highway through the Serengeti sparked international outrage.

September 25, 2018

Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care

Begun 20 years ago in Maine, Literature & Medicine offers scholar-led reading and discussion groups that use works of fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction to explore what’s at the heart of healthcare.

September 30, 2018

The Journey to Mollie's War: WACS and World War II

This presentation will also feature information about other WACs from Illinois, including two based at Camp Ellis in Fulton County who served as telephone operators for the Roosevelt-Churchill Conference in Quebec in September 1944. It will invite contemplation of the vital and varied roles that women have fulfilled in the American military and as citizens of Illinois.