History in the Outdoors

In 2019 History in the Outdoors was created in response to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis. Today we continue it because of the robust response to these programs on our campus lawn.

In 2021 we add the benefit of electronic headsets for a better audience experience.

July 6 : Summer Lecture Series:  Hiking Through History 2:00 pm
Meet at Butternut-Franklin trailhead for a trail walk through an area with some archeological associations with William Reardon. Bill was with the Forest Service for many years and is a well versed nature interpreted as well as an avocational archeologist. Note: The forest service imposes a $5 per car parking fee, unless you have an annual pass. Suggest carpooling, good walking shoes and insect repellant.

July 13 : Summer Lecture Series:  Book talk Lincoln in Wisconsin 2:00 pm
Spend an interesting hour with author Steve Rogstad learning the untold story of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s time in Wisconsin. This is a book talk based on Lincoln Among the Badgers.

July 20 : Summer Lecture Series:  Heritage Gardens 2.0 2:00 pm
Join Alice Kramer, Master Gardner, for a second round of heritage gardening. Last year Heritage Gardening was of the most popular in our series. Learn more about the evolution of gardening from sustaining early development to a popular hobby today.

August 10 : Quirky Eagle River History 2:00 pm
Karen Sailer will tell stories about some of Eagle River’s more unusual events, from the strict attitudes of the school board to unusual fish stories, these are surprising and humorous. Spoiler alert: no ghosts – we are after all a historical society!