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Mineral Point Heritage Bus Tour

Oct 18, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mineral Point, WI
The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation (MTHP) invites you to learn how immigrants made Mineral Point. Anna Andrzejewski, Professor of Art History at UW-Madison, will lead the heritage tour October 18, 2014 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) to and through one of Wisconsin's most historic cities. Tickets for the all-day bus tour are $65 ($55 for MTHP members) and can be purchased at

Participants will enjoy an interior tour of Orchard Lawn Estate, which also serves as the headquarters of the Mineral Point Historical Society. In addition to a drive through Mineral Point, there will be short walking tour stops to look at working class miner housing on Shake Rag Alley as well as middle-class housing off Jail Alley. Some walking of steep hills (2-3 blocks) and standing is required. Comfortable footwear is recommended. As part of this tour a luncheon, featuring Cornish pasties and regional dishes, will be served at the Walker House which is one of the region’s oldest buildings.

This tour is in celebration of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th anniversary. Participants will meet in Verona and board a coach bus. Professor Andrzejewski has been conducting research in Mineral Point for nearly a decade, and her research will form the basis of this tour focusing on the complex history of the town as revealed in the region's nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. The town's Cornish roots will be examined while also considering the other ethnic groups that came to southwestern Wisconsin as part of the lead rush during the middle third of the nineteenth century.

The bus will depart for our tour promptly at 9:30 AM from the Verona Park and Ride Lot, so please arrive by 9:15 AM to board and get settled.

Tickets: $65 ($55 for Madison Trust for Historic Preservation members). Advance tickets available at

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