Wisconsin History Tour Travels to Superior

June 01, 2015 08:32 AM

The Wisconsin Historical Society is making a stop in Superior as it takes its history tour around the state.

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The Wisconsin History Tour, which features a handcrafted traveling exhibit, will be set up at the Douglas County Historical Society from June 2 to July 30. The program is free and applicable to all ages.

The multi-sided, nine-foot exhibit highlights the history of Superior and Douglas County through photos and text.

"We are thrilled that the Wisconsin Historical Society will be stopping in Superior on their statewide tour." said, Kathy Laakso from the Douglas County Historical Society. "This opportunity will give residents of Superior and the surrounding area a chance to explore and discover Wisconsin's vast and unique history."

There will also be a special week of programming from June 9 to June 12 when guests can attend free events related to the Superior region. 

The first program on June 9 will feature Steve Cotherman, Madeline Island Museum Director, with a hands-on presentation, "Connecting Cultures:  Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade.  During this 10 a.m presentation, attendees will learn how the fur trade operated in the Lake Superior region, the roles Ojibwe and Europeans played and how the trade of each culture's goods influenced the other.

For the full list of events and more information about the Wisconsin History Tour, visit their website.


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