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Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family

The second in a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard regarding slavery in Platteville. This presentation will chronicle Platteville founder John H. Rountree’s ownership of slaves. It will look in depth at the circumstances surrounding Rountree’s slave ownership, his treatment of them, especially “Sister Rachel,” and how he eventually became an antislavery …

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Friends Annual Meeting & Program: Slavery in Platteville, Part 3

Online Event

The Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums invite you to their Annual Meeting on November 7th at 4 p.m. The meeting will start with the final lecture in a three-part series by Historian James B. Hibbard and continue with a presentation of the major accomplishments of 2020 and exciting plans for 2021. For the health …

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Winter Lyceum: “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”

Winter Lyceum: "Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville" Patrick Daniels Presents “Rollo Jamison: 40 years in Platteville”Forty years ago, Rollo Jamison, who had spent his lifetime “saving history,” donated his one-man museum to the City of Platteville. In this presentation, Patrick Daniels will talk about Rollo’s life in Beetown, Wisconsin; finding a new home for …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin”

Winter Lyceum: "Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin" Clayborn Benson, Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, and Wilbur Arms present:“Black History: The Legacy of Slavery and Freedom in Wisconsin.” This presentation is co-hosted with the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum. Clayborn Benson is a photographer, historian, military veteran, and founder of the Wisconsin …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum”

Winter Lyceum: "From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum" Jeff Schave Presents “From Beetown to Atlanta: The Tale of a Civil War Drum” In August of 1862, Burt Sumner and James Hayden traveled from Beetown to the county seat of Lancaster to enlist and answer President Lincoln’s “Call to Arms.” Serving …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “Curiosity Paving the Way for Perseverance”

Understanding the past habitable conditions on Mars is a primary scientific driver for NASA’s Curiosity rover. During the last eight years, Curiosity has traversed across diverse terrain within Gale crater and drilled the Martian surface over two dozen times. Dr. Williams will provide an update on the latest scientific findings and share spectacular snapshots from along the rover’s journey. In addition, she will present an overview of NASA’s next robotic mission to Mars, Perseverance, which will have landed at Jezero crater in mid-February 2021.

$4

Winter Lyceum: “The Archeology of the Driftless Area”

Winter Lyceum: “The Archeology of the Southern Driftless Area” Join Driftless Pathways archaeologists Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt and Danielle Benden for a virtual tour of the Native American cultural landscape in Wisconsin’s southern Driftless Area. Boszhardt and Benden will summarize the 13,000 year human history of this region, from the end of the last Ice Age …

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$4

Winter Lyceum: “Kaiten: Japan’s WWII Human Torpedo That Stunned the U.S. Navy”

WWII ended 50 years earlier when a stunning discovery in 1995 led to a 25-year journey for Mike Mair of Platteville. John Mair, a U.S. Navy veteran, had never revealed to Mike and his siblings the horrific sinking of his ship USS Mississinewa (AO-59) on November 20, 1944. Mike interviewed nearly 300 U.S. and Japanese veterans, reviewed naval records, made scuba dives on Mississinewa while writing the book “Kaiten.” Mike gave a historic speech in Japan in 2019. Learn how the story will continue with global connections and a worldwide film in the making.

$4

Winter Lyceum: “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later”

Winter Lyceum: “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later” A Fabulous Panel Presents “The Mining Museum’s Bevans Mine Adventure 45 Years Later”Discover the legacy of our region’s mining history through the words of actual local folks who worked in on discovering and opening the mine to the public for the American Bicentennial in …

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$4

2021 Walk Down Main

Walk Down Main Discover the influences of architect Henry Kleinhammer around downtown Platteville during the hybrid virtual/live 2021 Walk Down Main. View a virtual presentation by James Hibbard via Zoom with live Q&A and take a self-guided walking tour of 14 featured buildings. Co-hosted by the Platteville Main Street Program and The Mining & Rollo …

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$10 – $80
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