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A new home for state and local history online
The museum has been working with Wisconsin Heritage Online to make some of its material available online. Wisconsin Heritage has been improved and is now called Recollection Wisconsin. The Recollection Wisconsin program brings together more than 120,000 historical resources from across the state and provides new opportunities to discover and share community history.
Recollectionwisconsin.org provides Wisconsin residents and audiences worldwide with free access to history resources from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies across the state. Students, teachers, family history researchers and the general public can use the website to explore more than 120,000 historic photographs, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, articles, books, artifacts, oral histories and other materials from dozens of Wisconsin communities.
But this site is a place for more than just viewing digital resources. Visitors are also invited to contribute their own memories, images, knowledge and comments through a variety of social features. These new features, which incorporate social media tools including Tumblr, Pinterest and Flickr, are central to the updated vision of the program: to create opportunities for audiences to discover personal connections to the past. With the new website, Recollection Wisconsin expands on its original mission to improve access to Wisconsin’s cultural heritage by establishing a dedicated online space to foster understanding of and appreciation for community history.
New features visitors can find on recollectionwisconsin.org include:
- Share a story. Recollection Wisconsin has partnered with Wisconsin Life, an audio essay series on Wisconsin Public Radio that celebrates what makes Wisconsin unique, to collect and share stories contributed by visitors.
- Stories from Wisconsin collections. This ongoing series provides a closer look at small slices of state and local history, told through photographs and documents from participating organizations. Topics covered so far include deer hunting, grand hotels, home economics education, early bicycling culture and Welsh settlers in Wisconsin.
- Browse by category or on a map. A user-friendly browse interface enables visitors to explore collections by subject categories, such as cranberries, music or World War I, or by types of materials, such as plat maps or scrapbooks. Visitors can also use an interactive map to locate digital collections in or near their hometowns or other locations of interest.
About Recollection Wisconsin
The Recollection Wisconsin program is sponsored by Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Financial support is provided by a grant from the Nicholas Family Foundation.
Publications: LANGLADE COUNTY
by Richard Prestor and Joseph Hermolin
NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
$21.99 - The newest book in the Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Series
Windows to our Past Campaign
The museum is undertaking a major campaign to perform a series of building upgrades suggested in a 2003 Historic Structures Report. Maintenance is a major drain on the museum’s financial resources and so we are creating a Building Improvement Fund.
Our current goal is to replace the exterior storm windows on the first floor. People are encouraged to donate to our “Windows to our Past” project. Any amount is welcome and all donors will be recognized in a pullout flyer that will be included in the program for the society’s annual meeting in November.
Details are described in the attached brochure.Click to download pdf of powerpoint presentation about the Langlade County Museum.
Ludwig Bauer: Mason jar
Beth Bockes: Minutes from Antigo Women’s Club, Fine Arts Department
Jane Dreiske: Piano rolls (in memory of Freida (Helmig) Wendt
Jennie Helm: Shaving kit, prayer book of Stanley Flak
Janet Larsen: Shoe lasts
Mary Lukowicz: Military items, C&NW roundhouse crew and engine picture from 1916
Karla Martinsen: Viewmaster viewer and slides
Glen & Carol Remington: Butter churn
Betty Sosnovske: Suitcase decorated with Japanese motif from Robert Sosnovske’s WWII service
Marlow Strehlow: Pocket compass used by railroad engineering crew
Monetary Donations:James Aulik
Johnson Electric Coil
Langlade County Genealogy Society
Rotary Club of Antigo
Jaqueline Wahleithner Family Trust
Monetary Donations in Memorium:
For Patrick Diercks, Doris Kryka from Jim & Connie Hubatch
For Louise Schleis from Mary Schleis
For Vida Solin from Marleen Sargent
For Dora Stiglich from Dean & Polly Blazek
For Jim VanOoyen from Dean & Polly Blazek
Wisconsin Council for Local History
The Wisconsin Council for Local History is a state wide organization of over 370 local history groups. The Langlade County Historical Society is part of the Northwoods Region. The Council helps local groups in several ways:
- Each year mini-grants are awarded to a number of groups. This year the Langlade County Historical Society received a grant for the purchase of archival boxes and pages for our photo collection. Curator Mary Kay Wolf is busy organizing and indexing our archives and in the near future they should be much more accessible to the public.
- The Council, together with the Wisconsin Historical Society, organizes a number of workshops and webinars on a wide range of topics. A recent conference was held in Madison and board president Joe Hermolin attended workshops in processing archival collections, web design, and digitization. Workshops are being planned for spring and the next annual conference is scheduled for Wisconsin Rapids from October 11-12, 2013. Details on future workshops, webinars, and conferences, as well as bibliography and notes from the recent conference may be viewed on the Wisconsin Historical Society’s web site: www.wisconsinhistory.org
- The Council manages a local history listserve where people may ask questions, seek advice, post events, and more. Join by sending an email to: email@example.com and type SUBSCRIBE in the body of the email.
"Following the Loon"
From March 13 through April 13th the AVA Gallery in the museum will be hosting
"Following the Loon' the photography of Gregory Galbraith.
Artist Reception - March 8th 5-7:30pm