Programs and Projects

Programs and Special Events

Throughout the year, the Dane County Historical Society hosts and sponsors a variety of programs and special events that help support our mission to promote awareness of Dane County’s rich heritage and aiding in its preservation. All events are free and open to the public, however some may require registration. 

“Happy Hour Hop Through History!”

Sunday, February 25th, 1-4 p.m.

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larson house
The Larson House is located at 6003 Exchange Street,  McFarland, WI 53558.

We hope that you will join the Dane County Historical Society and the McFarland Historical Society for a fun new social event at the Larson House Museum!

In the interest of gathering together history lovers for social time and networking outside of the usual setting, the Dane County Historical Society is partnering with local history organizations to organize happy hours across the county! We will do these a few times a year in different settings ranging from museums to libraries to bars. Sometimes they will include tours, sometimes a speaker and sometimes just be a regular happy hour! Contact us at 608-224-3605 or if you have questions. Click on the flyer here for details!



Historical Markers

One of the longest ongoing project of the Dane County Historical Society is the Historical Markers. Since 1963, the Dane County Historical Society has erected 46 markers noting significant historical figures, locations, and events. These markers are located throughout Dane County and Southern Wisconsin. To learn more, visit the Historical Markers page.

Remembering in Dane County

“Remembering in Dane County” was a series of programs that took place in the 2008. Local residents and writers read from their own reminiscence writings. These were recorded by members of the Dane County Historical Society Board. Our Remembering in Dane County page provides more information on the program, writers, and has recordings available to listen to.

I Remember Madison Central High

The Dane County Historical Society established the “I Remember Madison Central High” project to collect the history of Madison’s Central High School, which was closed in 1969. This project included scanning copies of the Madison Mirror, a digital collection of the yearbook Tychoberahn, and a memories blog. These and more can be found on our Madison Central High page.