History Makers Tour

History Makers Tour

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The Wisconsin History Makers Tour will bring history directly to local communities in every region of the state through pop-up exhibits, artifact displays, public programs, art installations, and other activities

The Wisconsin History Makers Tour will travel throughout the state from September 2023 to February 2027.

The tour is a collaboration with local history organizations, libraries, community groups, cultural venues, and other partners.

Dates & Cities

September 2023 – March 2024
South Central Region

Beloit, Janesville, Jefferson, Madison, Portage

April 2024 – October 2024
Southeast Region

Kenosha, Milwaukee, Port Washington, Racine, Waukesha

November 2024 – May 2025
Southwest Region

Baraboo, Dodgeville, La Crosse, Mauston, Richland Center

June 2025 – December 2025
Northwest Region

Bayfield, Black River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Hudson

January 2026 – July 2026
North Central Region

Antigo, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids

August 2026 – February 2027
Northeast Region

Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kohler, Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay

What Will Be Happening

Collection Highlights

A educator showcases historic collection items to a young girl and her cartaker.

Discover remarkable treasures from the Society’s collections.

Traveling Displays

A series of tall displays showcase different information about Women's Suffrage in the US.

Six displays cover women’s suffrage, fair housing marches, LGBTQ+ history, and more.

Author Appearances

A Wisconsin Historical Society Press author meets with guests during an author appearance.

Meet WHS Press authors at book signings year round.

Step Into History

A pop up photo opportunity as part of the History Maker Tour

Have some fun and post your memories on social media.

History Makers Experience

Window displays of historical figures as part of the History Maker Tour.

A dynamic program showcasing iconic figures in the state’s history. Includes an exhibit and special events starting Sept 2024.

History Walks

A mockup of outdoor displays of historical imagery and facts as part of the History Maker Tour with 3 people gathered to look at the displays

Learn about the things that make up Wisconsin’s cultural identity through these pop-up history displays.

Presented by

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Grant Number: MA-253159-OMS-23

History Maker Space

Located in Madison? The History Maker Space is a temporary space for our continued programming on Capitol Square during the construction of the new building.