Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sharing Stories - Wisconsin Historical Museum

One of my fave kid singers, Stuart Stotts is making an appearance as an author!

Sharing Stories With Young Readers

Nothing is more rewarding in the history business than sharing with children the stories locked up in everyday people, places and things. This summer the Wisconsin Historical Museum will foster just that in its new Sharing Stories series. This summer children can bring their parents and/or grandparents to meet the authors of some of the Society's popular children's books. These renowned authors will tell the stories of real Wisconsin people and places while teaching children how to create and share their own stories.

Meet the Authors, Share Their Stories
Here's a complete lineup of the museum's Sharing Stories programs this summer:
If Trees Could Talk, Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. —

If trees could talk, what stories would they tell? Join If Trees Could Talk author R. Bruce Allison as he shares his answers to this fascinating question while introducing children and parents to noteworthy Wisconsin trees, both past and present.

Casper Jaggi: Master Swiss Cheese Maker, Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. — Did you ever wonder why Swiss cheese has holes in it? Find out through the story of Casper Jaggi, a cheesemaker who came to Wisconsin as a young man from Switzerland. Author Jerry Apps shares the story of this man who grew up in the cheese business.

Curly Lambeau and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. — Author Stuart Stotts shares the story of the man responsible for keeping the Packers playing in Green Bay. Hear the fascinating details of the origins of the National Football League and, of course, the Packers themselves.

Ole Evinrude and His Outboard Motor, Thursday, August 13, at 2 p.m. — Find out how a love for boats and a girl turned into the creation of the outboard motor. Author Bob Jacobson will share the inspiring story of Wisconsin entrepreneur Ole Evinrude, who helped make Wisconsin the center of the outboard motor industry for decades.

All programs take place at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square. Your program donation of $2 helps us offer quality exhibits and programming.

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