Riverside Museum Summer Lectures - FULL SCHEDULE

Greetings all ... there has been a few requests to post the entire summer schedule of Riverside Lectures. Some aspects of this are problematic in that  we weren't sure just where to put them here on the site, given the nature of the interface.  Also, posting the lot of them individually and all at the same time will mean they will get buried in our Facebook news feed. Our website is designed to integrate and automatically push content there. Apologies for any frustration. For now, I'm posting the full schedule here. Thanks for your patience.

Riverside Museum Summer Lectures

Admission-free programs that focus on sharing stories of local history and personal history

History in the Bag: Speakers are local historians with a passion for the stories of La Crosse and the Coulee Region.

Preserving Your Family History: Focus is on helping you recognize and preserve your family’s legacy.

Presented by the La Crosse County Historical Society  608-782-1980  www.lchshistory.org

Location: All presentations are in the auditorium at Riverside Museum, located at the north end of Riverside Park.  410 E. Veterans Memorial Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601


History In A Bag: Brown Bag Lunch Series

12:15-12:45 pm Tuesdays, Riverside Museum at Riverside Park

June 9 – Steam On the Water: Steamboating on the Mississippi – Ed Hill, Special Collections Librarian UW-La Crosse, retired

June 16 – Something’s Fishy Here: The Bureau of Fisheries Laboratory – Dr. Les Crocker, Architectural Historian

June 23 – History of La Crosse City Parks – Steve Carylon, Director La Crosse Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department

June 30 – Postcard Mania In La Crosse – Paul Beck and Laura Godden, Murphy Library Archivists

July 7 – The Black River Lumber Industry – Bob Mullen, Museum Curator, retired

July 14 – War Eagle Artifacts: Surprising History Revealed – Robert Taunt, War Eagle Historian & Local Author

July 21 – Under City Streets: Urban Archaeology in La Crosse – Kathy Stevenson, Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, UW-La Crosse

Preserving Your Family History

Wednesdays 10-11 AM, Riverside Museum at Riverside Park

Aug. 5 – Organizing and Preserving Your Family Photos – Anita Taylor Doering, Senior Archivist & Archives Manager, La Crosse Public Library

Aug. 12 – Twenty Reasons to Write Your Personal Family History, and Let’s Begin Now – Susan P. Hessel, Personal Historian & Author

Aug. 19 – How to Get Started in Genealogy – Terry Micks, President La Crosse Area Genealogical Society

Aug. 26 – Caring for Quilts and Other Heirloom Textiles – Peggy Derrick, Executive Curator, La Crosse County Historical Society