Bizarre history of Wisconsin

Chad Lewis will talk about the “Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past” on Tuesday, January 19th, at 6 p.m. via Zoom (online). This free event is sponsored by Whitewater’s public library, the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Registration is required to receive a meeting invitation shortly before the program begins.

If you would like to learn more, UW-Whitewater’s Andersen & Lenox libraries may have resources for you, including books such as Weird Wisconsin: Your travel guide to Wisconsin’s local legends and best kept secrets; Sea serpents: Wisconsin occurrences of these weird water monsters in the Four Lakes, Rock, Red Cedar, Koshkonong, Geneva, Elkhart, Michigan, and other lakes (click to view the digitized document, then on the right, scroll down to sea serpents and click the cover link, then page through); Haunted Wisconsin (also online); Wisconsin curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff; Wisconsin lore: Antics and anecdotes of Wisconsin people and places; Hermits: Tales of some Wisconsin hermits and misers, and many others.

For assistance with finding additional resources, such as articles or additional books, please ask a librarian (visit or contact staff at the Reference Desk, email, chat, or make an appointment).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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