Wisconsin's History in Objects Workshop

Posted: February 7, 2016

The Chippewa Valley Museum will host "Wisconsin 101:  Our History in Objects" on Tuesday, April 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

From old medals to vinyl records, a humble serving dish to a massive telescope, objects are windows into the past. Wisconsin 101 is collaborative public history project exploring Wisconsin's history through things. The two-hour workshop will allow participants to delve into Wisconsin's unique material culture.

Special guests Thomas Broman and Adam Mandelman from UW-Madison will talk about how local objects-like a Walter's Brewing barrel from the CVM collection-each tell a set of interconnected stories about Wisconsin's history, people, and places.

The workshop will include an introduction to the Wisconsin 101 project and an overview on how to participate. A tutorial on how to ask questions about material culture and tell stories using objects will follow, using examples from the CVM collection.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Contact Liz Reuter at 715-834-7871 or l.reuter@cvmuseum.com for details.

Explore the online exhibit and learn more about Wisconsin 101 at www.wi101.org.

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