Spiritualism and the Morris Pratt Institute
and How They Evolved
into the “Witches of Whitewater”
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Where: Cravath Lakefront Community Center
Come hear Whitewater historian and WHS member Carol Cartwright discuss what Spiritualism was/is and how the Morris Pratt Institute reflected this highly popular and controversial movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will also tell us how Spiritualists and their practices were the foundation for many of Whitewater's supernatural legends.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
HALLLOWEEN AT THE DEPOT
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1 to 4 PM
Come meet the Depot Ghost Lady!
Lots of candy for the kids!
Authors Lance Herdegen and Paul Rempe will discuss the topic, "The Personal and the Political: Planting Roots in Times of War" on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha/1500 N University Drive/Northview 125/Waukesha. The authors will also be signing copies of their books.
Those Damned Black Hats!: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign
Synopsis: The Iron Brigade--an all-Western outfit famously branded as The Iron Brigade of the West--served out their enlistments entirely in the Eastern Theater. Hardy men were these soldiers from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who waged war beneath their unique black Hardee Hats on many fields, from Brawner’s Farm during the Second Bull Run Campaign all the way to Appomattox. In between were memorable combats at South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, the Overland Campaign, and the grueling fighting around Petersburg. None of these battles compared with the “four long hours” of July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, where the Iron Brigade was all but wrecked.
Depot Museum New Temporary Exhibit
Come see our Temporary Gallery's new exhibit! Like all history, Whitewater's history is actually a series of stories – stories of the society, events, and people living in the Whitewater area over the passage of time. The permanent exhibit being developed in the Whitewater History Gallery will tell these stories. Our new temporary exhibit provides you a taste of the story-telling you will enjoy in our soon-to-be-completed Whitewater History Gallery.
Regular Museum Hours
Tuesdays 4 - 7 PM during City Market days
Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturdays 1 - 4 PM
Sundays 1 - 4 PM
Or call (262) 743-6820 for an appointment.
While you're out enjoying the City Market, come by and visit the Museum!
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New Doors on Historic Stone Stable
If you’ve passed by the Stone Stable on Whitewater Street recently, you may have noticed its new front door. Dale Carson, of Woodworks of LaGrange, recently replaced the plywood blank that filled the space after the former door was irreparably damaged last year with a period-appropriate, handmade double-door. Dale built the door in his workshop in LaGrange , working closely with Darold Rhinedollar, a blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin, who designed and fabricated the new wrought iron hinges and fastening hardware. The former single door on the stable was not original to the structure, and research revealed a double-door to be more consistent with the style of the building. The project was jointly funded by the Society and the City of Whitewater. The City of Whitewater owns the Stone Stable and leases it to the Society
Whitewater Recollects: Downtown
A great time was had by all at the
THE FIFTH ANNUAL
was a great success!