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May 29: Wisconsin enters the Union

Celebrate May 29th! On this day in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state. Did you know that the people voted against statehood four times? And then it took a while to agree on a constitution. Read more about “The State … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: WTMJ-TV News Search

The UW-Milwaukee Libraries’ Archives, with support from WTMJ-TV and the Wisconsin Historical Society, recently launched WTMJ-TV News Search, “a catalog of nearly 50,000 news stories broadcast from 1950 to 1980 by WTMJ-TV, an NBC-affiliated station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stories … Continue reading

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Watch WI agency budget briefings Mar 3-4

WisconsinEye provides you with the opportunity to livestream state agency budget briefings to the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. These are briefings by representatives of the agencies, not public testimony. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday, March 3 (9:00 a.m.) Department … Continue reading

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UW-W History alumna’s article in Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Wisconsin Magazine of History‘s Winter 2014-2015 issue features the article “The farm at Ten Chimneys: A closer look at the home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne” (pp.38-49), written by Erika Laabs, who received her bachelor’s degree in history … Continue reading

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2015/2017 Wisconsin Legislature

Wonder how the State Legislature works? Have an interest in something the State Legislature is doing? The Wisconsin Library Association’s Government Information Round Table has posted a blog entry that provides basic information about the new biennial session of the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Lighthouses – talk on 9/16

On Tues., Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. Barb and Ken Wardius, authors and photographers for the book Wisconsin lighthouses: A photographic and historical guide, will present a talk and slide show at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public … Continue reading

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Barns! June 5

Frank Landi will talk about Barns of Walworth County at Whitewater’s public library, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Ave. in Whitewater, on Thurs., June 5, at 6:30pm. This talk will “explore the architectural history of … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 25, 2014

Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman. GV1045.5 .W62 G36 2013 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Not only have the first robins of spring returned to Whitewater, but bicycles can also … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday–February 4, 2014

Wisconsin Flora: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Plants of Wisconsin by Steve W. Chadde QK194 .C5 2013 New Arrivals, 2nd floor After all the crazy, cold weather we’ve had lately, the only criterion I had when choosing an item … Continue reading

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2014 State of the State

Tell the truth: Did you watch/listen to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address on January 22nd?? I’ll confess that I only saw part of it. Well, it’s not too late! You can listen to the 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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