Programs and Projects

Programs

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.

Annual Meeting

Each year the dane County historical Society hosts an annual meeting. The program is geared towards our members and this year will include proposed revisions to our bylaws, a proposal to revised membership categories and dues and an annual report about the past year, its activities and finances. the program will also include a guest speaker, one that we all will enjoy and benefit from.

Please save the date of Sunday, May 17, 2020 for this event. As always, there will be time to network and socialize with your fellow local historians and history lovers and lots of good food to enjoy. The meeting this year will take place in the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Lake Farm Park at 3101 Lake Farm Road. More Info Coming Soon!

Hop Through History! again this Summer!

Meet new friends and old at Dane County’s next “Hop Through History” a social event for members of local historical societies and history lovers! The details will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!!!

Projects

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.