Lecture Series

Each summer the Society provides a Summer History Series at the Olson Memorial Library.  Both ERHS speakers and guest speakers present topics on local and state history. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

2022 Lectures

The 2022 Summer History Series returns to the Olson Memorial Library for in person presentations in 2022.  A wide range of topics are scheduled featuring both local speakers and visiting experts and authors.

All presentations are free to the public and do not require advance registration.  Join the Historical Society and learn more about Wisconsin past and present.

All lectures are at the Olson Memorial Library and start at 1pm.

June 29 Menomonie Giizis (Wild Rice Moon):
Ojibwe Place for Harvesting and Processing Wild Rice
Cyndi Stiles
July 13 Turning Points in WI History - Book Talk Dennis McCann
July 27 Treaty Rights in the Ceded Territories Liz Arbuckle
August 10 Eagle River in 1894 – A Walk Through the Past Susan Wilkinson
August 24 “How to be an Indian” – Book Talk Louis Clark