The Rock County Historical Society's Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center presents a year long program to educate the public about the area's food history while helping area food pantries. The program includes an exhibit, events, and a website offering multimedia galleries, free recipes and healthy eating tips related to Rock County's food traditions. Each month will see a new food focus, and local individuals, families and food businesses are invited to share their cultural and signature culinary creations. See website for hours.
The 1910's were changing times for an emerging company. Motorcycle technology, photographic technology and the city of Milwaukee were all in transition, and a Harley-Davidson company photographer was there to capture it all. His images were used for several purposes; in company marketing campaigns, to showcase new motorcycles, and to document events. Even though these work-for-hire images had a practical purpose, the man behind the camera used an artistic eye and personal perspective to capture the company’s people and products.
Less than one year ago, two wooden boxes containing over 400 glass plate negatives from 1915-1916 turned up in storage at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. They were part of a larger collection of images that were transferred back to the Harley-Davidson Archives years earlier, and these new discoveries were then added to that collection. Exposed! Is a time capsule of growth and progress for the young company as it expanded its reach through advertising, racing, and connecting with its riders. The first-time exhibition of these rare photographs runs from October 18, 2013 – January 1, 2014.
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We will show over 40 images in this show, with text panels similar to what we show in the Museum. The location is the bridge between the Archives building and the Museum building. These photos were left behind at MCHS when the rest of the photos came to H-D. They were only discovered recently. This acquisition included over 400 photographs that have not been seen in nearly 100 years and have never been published. This photography “time capsule” captures a wide array of activity taking place at the company during that time. Subject matter includes: technical close-up photos, employee portraits, staged photos showcasing products that were used in creating marketing literature, factory exterior, and the race team at Dodge City, Kansas in 1916. The negatives are 5x7 glass plates, which are fragile but yield very high quality prints. The detail is really incredible – for example, in one scene, a woman is eating out of a sardine can that is balanced on the tank. You can read the weight printed on the side of the can. Harley-Davidson has a long history of employing company photographers, but it is unknown exactly who took these photos. The glass plate negatives have been scanned and will now join our collection of more than 150,000 historic images.
We offer classes for beginners or anyone who would like to learn more about a specific glass skill. Must be 18 or older. Beginner Classes- just a taste of glassblowing but you get to make and keep what you make. Mini Classes - A step beyond the beginner. Classes are small and students will make more in this class. Advanced Class- For more in depth work in class. (To be arranged with instructor.)
Elaborate holiday decorations and engaging stories offer a glimpse into the grand lifestyle from the Civil War to the White Tree of 1915. The Tallman family who resided in the restored, 26-room Italian villa-style mansion welcomed Abraham Lincoln in 1859. The house is enchanting during the holiday season - filled with period Christmas decorations. Holiday tours of the house illustrate family entertaining and celebrations with a Victorian-era Christmas tree adorned with over 500 stunning ornaments, a Civil War era tree with handmade ornaments and fruit and a white Christmas tree of the early 1900's. Christmas displays in dining rooms, bed chambers and parlors reflect the lifestyle of an upper class family during these periods in American history. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
When all the snow and ice, burned out twinkle lights and holiday cards get to be just a little too much, sled on over to the Harley-Davidson Museum®, and add a little attitude to your celebration!
Ring in the New Year with special encore performances of the "Rocky Horror Show." This outlandish musical still has audiences talkiing! Recommended for adult audiences.
A New Year's Eve show is 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Other performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan 3 and 4 are $19.
Call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org for reservations.
The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club invites you for a refreshing dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan on New Year's Day! 920-823-2288.
Watch every day cars and trucks to special vehicles race down a 1/8 mile track right on the Wisconsin River. State Park admission sticker required if parking on grounds. No admission for spectators. Pit Passes are available for a fee. Registration is from 8-11a.m. with races starting at 12 p.m. Dates are subject to change due to weather.
Snowmobiles, ATV, Outlaw Cart, Dirt Bikes, Mini Carts racing on an iced oval track. Fee charged per class. 100% payback. Heated building, food and beverages on grounds. This event is right off of Hwy 17 in Gleason. Race Dates: 1/4/14, 1/18/14, 2/1/14, 2/8/14(night), 2/22/14
Rider and photographer Josh Kurpius’ work reveals the many contradictions embedded within his experiences on the road with friends; quiet reflections among the noise of vintage choppers, broken-down standstills after rolling with the throttle wide open for miles, camaraderie while surrounded by the solitude and emptiness of the endless horizon. A sense of timelessness runs throughout the photographs. References in the images look just as plausibly 1970s as they do modern, from the riders and their bikes to the landscape.
Taken during a series of road trips, Josh’s photos not only expose the beauty of America, but the beauty that can be captured in off-moments-those that he regularly finds himself wrapped up in. Often, the moment reveals itself in the most serendipitous way. The machines Josh and his friends ride can only go so far without refueling or needing a repair. While riding across the country, they find themselves stopping in places one might barely notice if they were in a car, or even on a new bike. Josh’s expressive images capture his friend’s reactions to the situation or to what is being seen. The prospect of missing that one moment, both from the perspective of experiencing it and the possibilities of catching it on film, lures Josh back to the road.
More than thirty original photographs by Josh Kurpius will be on display. Living Lost runs from January 17, 2014 through May 18, 2014.
Discover Wisconsin proudly presents the 11th Annual St. Germain Snowmobile Radar Run headquartered on Little St. Germain Lake’s West Bay. Race your snowmobile against the gun – 1000’ distance! 660’ and 1000’ practice tracks. Friday: fun runs and practice runs. Saturday: fun runs and trophy runs with special events-grocery cart races at 1:00 PM, bikini run at 2:00 PM, world record speed show at 3:00 PM and trophy presentation and prizes starting at 5:30 PM. Sunday: 2-lane drag racing. Proceeds from the bikini run races will be donated to: Pink Ribbon Riders, St. Germain Fire Department & Plum Lake Ambulance.
Come on out to the Janesville Ice Arena and cheer on our Janesville JETS as they deliver what is sure to be exciting hockey action! Concessions available. Contact: 608-756-2382
Open at 6 a.m. with a breakfast special available. Registration anytime but closes at 10 a.m. the day of the tournament. Prizes for 1st & 2nd place for longest fish in the following categories: walleye, northern, perch, blue gill & crappie; also, 1st place for age 12 & under for walleye; plus door prizes; food & drinks will be available all day; admission fee; tickets can be purchased at Roll-In Point Bar & Grill anytime up until 10 a.m. the day of the tournament. The proceeds from the raffles will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Find us on Facebook.
Wisconsin's #1 Winter Festival. This historically based winter family festival, located on the Northland Pines School District and Rocking W Stables grounds, truly has something for everyone - historical encampment, lumberjack competition, horse team pulls, music, arts -n- crafts show and so much more. For more information contact Christine Schilling at 715-891-2679 or visit www.klondikedays.org
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