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Monastery Building Tours

Jul 27, 2014 10:30am

Sep 21, 2014 10:30am

Oct 17, 2014 10:30am

Dec 14, 2014 10:30am

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI
Tour our ‘green’ monastery building, dedicated in November 2009, and certified by the US Green Building Council in 2010 at the platinum level, with 63 out of a possible 69 points on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Construction-v2.2 scale. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, renewable resources, daylighting, photo voltaic cells, rain gardens, pervious concrete, green roofs, solar tubes and much more! A $5 donation per person is requested for tours with our trained tour guides, and tours last about 90 minutes with Q&A.

Tour dates and times coming up in 2014:
• Sunday, July 27, 2014; 10:30 am; with Neal Smith
• Sunday, September 21, 2014; 10:30 am; with Bill Rosholt
• Friday, October 17, 2014; 10:00 am; with Mark Hanson
• Sunday, December 14, 2014; 10:30 am; with Neal Smith

For more information, contact Mike at (608) 836-1631 x124 or mikesb@benedictinewomen.org.



Mike Sweitzer-Beckman, mikesb@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631x124


Harrisburg One-Room School Open House

Aug 3, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 1-4pm

E7646 County Road B, Spring Green, WI
Unique historical restored one-room school
Town of Troy memorabilia in the basement

Connie Sorg (608) 544-3375 sorgss@hotmail .com


Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 21, 2014 6pm

Meet in front of the Plaza Tavern & Grill, 319 N. Henry St., Madison
The story of Madison's "aristocracy hill" can be seen in buildings spanning nearly 100 years, including early sandstone mansions and many houses by local Prairie School architects Claude & Starck. Purchase ticket from tour guide. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+)

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


Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 6, 2014 11am

Meet in front of the Plaza Tavern & Grill, 319 N. Henry St., Madison
The story of Madison's "aristocracy hill" can be seen in buildings spanning nearly 100 years, including early sandstone mansions and many houses by local Prairie School architects Claude & Starck. Purchase ticket from tour guide. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+)

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


State Street: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 30, 2014 11am

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 of the stories of the people who lived and worked between the state Capitol and the UW-Madison campus. Rain or shine! Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Bascom Hill: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 9, 2014 11am

Meet in front of Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters, Library Mall, 816 State St., Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison encompasses a range of architecture, from its oldest buildings and traditional campus to its controversial modernist structures. Learn about the beginnings of the campus and see “the worst building in the history of American universities”—and maybe learn to appreciate it! Tour requires strenuous uphill walking. Purchase ticket from tour guide.

www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


Bascom Hill: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 28, 2014 6pm

Meet in front of Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters, Library Mall, 816 State St., Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison encompasses a range of architecture, from its oldest buildings and traditional campus to its controversial modernist structures. Learn about the beginnings of the campus and see “the worst building in the history of American universities”—and maybe learn to appreciate it! Tour requires strenuous uphill walking. Purchase ticket from tour guide.

www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


University Heights: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 23, 2014 11am

Meet at the corner of Prospect and Van Hise Avenues (Harold C. Bradley house)Madison
Homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, his mentor 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. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


University Heights: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 13, 2014 11am

Meet at the corner of Prospect and Van Hise Avenues (Harold C. Bradley house)Madison
Homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, his mentor 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. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Historic East Isthmus Bike Tour

Aug 2, 2014 11am

Meet behind Machinery Row building, 601 Williamson St., Madison
Bring your bicycle (or rent one from Machinery Row Bicycles or the nearby Madison B-cycle station) and tour Madison’s East Side, including Orton Park, the Marquette Bungalows district, one of Madison’s many effigy mounds, and revitalized industrialized buildings. Tour lasts about 2 hours and covers 6 miles on city streets and bike paths. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+) Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Westmorland Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 14, 2014 6pm

Meet in front of Fit 2 Eat, 3742 Speedway Rd., Madison
The Westmorland neighborhood was first platted on farmland in 1916 and expanded through 1960. Westmorland features cutting-edge housing options of the period, including International Style houses, Sears-Roebuck catalog houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s prototype Usonian house, and Lustron steel houses. This tour is supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Westmorland Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 20, 2014 11am

Meet in front of Fit 2 Eat, 3742 Speedway Rd., Madison
The Westmorland neighborhood was first platted on farmland in 1916 and expanded through 1960. Westmorland features cutting-edge housing options of the period, including International Style houses, Sears-Roebuck catalog houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s prototype Usonian house, and Lustron steel houses. This tour is supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Sunset Hills Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Tour

Aug 16, 2014 11am

Meet in the Hoyt Park parking lot, 3902 Regent St., Madison
The Sunset Hills subdivision on Madison’s west side was platted in 1953 with deed restrictions that required high-quality, architect-designed homes of the “Modern” design. The neighborhood is filled with unique mid-century homes by several Modernist architects. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Sunset Hills Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Tour

Sep 4, 2014 6pm

Meet in the Hoyt Park parking lot, 3902 Regent St., Madison
The Sunset Hills subdivision on Madison’s west side was platted in 1953 with deed restrictions that required high-quality, architect-designed homes of the “Modern” design. The neighborhood is filled with unique mid-century homes by several Modernist architects. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


Marquette Neighborhood Bungalows: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 7, 2014 6pm

Meet in the small parking lot behind Marquette Elementary School (approx. 1480 Spaight St.), Madison
The 47 Craftsman-style bungalows in this small historic district comprise the densest concentration of Craftsman-style homes in the city. They weren’t designed by trained architects, but by craftsmen working for the Karrels Building Co. between 1924 and 1929. Learn about jerkinhead dormers, battered piers and why the 48th house is not a bungalow. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


Marquette Neighborhood Bungalows: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 27, 2014 11am

Meet in the small parking lot behind Marquette Elementary School (approx. 1480 Spaight St.), Madison
The 47 Craftsman-style bungalows in this small historic district comprise the densest concentration of Craftsman-style homes in the city. They weren’t designed by trained architects, but by craftsmen working for the Karrels Building Co. between 1924 and 1929. Learn about jerkinhead dormers, battered piers and why the 48th house is not a bungalow. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

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


FREE Drop In Tour 11AM Saturday

Jul 12, 0014 July 12 thru Aug 30 2014 11:00 AM

Overture Center
FREE Drop In Tours 11AM




Annual Pope Farm Conservancy Tour

Aug 13, 0014 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pope Farm Conservancy, 7440 W. Old Sauk Rd., Middleton, WI, 53562
Join Mel Pope on the Annual Pope Farm Conservancy Tour

This free walking tour of Pope Farm Conservancy will explore the history and features of the conservancy, including six different prairie restoration projects and a field of sunflowers. Come and enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of Lake Mendota, the Capitol, Black Earth Creek valley and the terminal moraine.

Mel Pope
Phone: (608) 620-3306



Earth, Wood & Fire Art Studio Tour

Oct 25, 0014 10 am to 5 pm

Oct 26, 0014 10 am to 5 pm

Cambridge, WI
Prepare yourselves for new experiences in pottery, wood, textiles, painting, rural scenery, creative people, vivid culture, and big inspiration at the Earth, Wood and Fire Artists Tour on Sat 10/25 & Sun 10/26 from 10 am to 5 pm. It's a self-guided driving tour.

Bill Bale
920-568-0333
sandhill@sandhilldesings.com
ww.earthwoodandfiretour.com