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Genealogy Lineage Workshop

Aug 9, 0014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Historical Society 816 State Street Madison, WI
Have you always wanted to find out who your Great Great Grandparents are? Your Aunt has told you that you are descended from a Revolutionary Soldier, but who is he? The John Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is holding a Genealogy Lineage Workshop. You will learn the basics of family research and what is required to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Please contact Registrar Diane for reservations.




University Heights: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Jul 31, 0014 6 - 7:15 pm

Meet in front of the Harold C. Bradley House, 106 N. Prospect Ave.
Here is where homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and local architects Claude & Starck and Alvan Small stand side-by-side. This early suburban neighborhood features styles from all decades of the 20th century. Led by Madison Trust for Historic Preservation docent. Rain or shine! Tickets: $10 adults/$5 seniors (60+) and college students. Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864


State Street: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Jul 26, 0014 11 am - 12:15 pm

Meet in front of Michelangelo's Coffee House, 114 State St., Madison
Tour highlights the historic buildings of Madison's most famous street, as well as the stories of the people who lived and worked between the state Capitol and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Led by Madison Trust for Historic Preservation docent. Rain or shine! Tickets: $10 adults/$5 seniors (60+) and college students. Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864


Heavy Bombers Weekend

Jul 25, 0014 9am to 5pm daily

Jul 26, 0014 9am to 5pm daily

Jul 27, 0014 9am to 5pm daily

Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Ct., Madison, WI 54703
"Heavy Bombers Weekend" is returning to Madison, WI, July 2014. The 2014 event is shaping up to include air rides and ground tours in the following aircraft:

- B-25 Mitchell "Miss Mitchell"
- North American P-51 "Gunfighter"
- Canada Car and Foundry Harvard MK IV (T-6)
- B-17 EAA "Aluminum Overcast"
- T-6 EAA "Texan"
- Vultee BT-13 "Valiant"
- Stinson L-5A "Sentinel"
- Ryan PT-22 "Recruit"
- PT-26 Fairchild
- North American SNJ-5

Other possible ground static displays include:

- Dozens of experimental aircraft static displays
- UW Med Flight Eurocopter
- Air Guard F-16 static display
- WWII reenactors
- Food vendors/concessions
- Tesla Model S - vehicle static display-
Much more TBD

1940'S Hangar Dance - Saturday evening, July 26, 7:00pm to 10:30pm, featuring "Ladies Must Swing", put on by Wisconsin Aviation.

Pre-book Air Rides at:

http://heavybombersweekend.splashthat.com/

Pete Buffington, 913-850-1522, avitengineer@yahoo.com


Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert

Apr 8, 0014 Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 9 am–4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Wisconsin Historical Museu, 30 N. Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
German immigrant Paul Seifert came to Wisconsin and lived a varied and creative life on the edges of society but all the while deeply immersed in the Wisconsin River valley landscape of the Driftless Region he called home. He's best known for his vibrant watercolor farm pictures, which are beloved locally and highly desired by collectors nationally. This is the first major exhibition of Seifert's art.

Wisconsin Historical Museum, 608-264-6555, museum@wisconsinhistory.org