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Updated version of old Madison photos

Updated version of old Madison photos

November 10, 2015 |

We’ve received a few emails about the Facebook link for the 1970s Madison photos.  Some say it’s not working on their end, so we’ve added them below.  Click each photo to enlarge. Sorry for the inconvenience! Enjoy!

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Arboretum considered for nomination to Wisconsin and National Registers of Historic Places

Arboretum considered for nomination to Wisconsin and National Registers of Historic Places

November 3, 2015 |

The University of Wisconsin Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway, will be considered by the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review board for nomination to the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places. The nomination will be considered at the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board meeting on November 20, 2015 at the Pyle Center, […]

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1970s photos show historic Madison sites

1970s photos show historic Madison sites

October 28, 2015 |

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation was fortunate to receive some old photos that we believe were passed down from the Wiedeman family. These photos show several historic homes such as the Kendall House, Keenan House, and Old Governor’s residence.  Many of these are part of the Trust’s popular Mansion Hill East tour in the […]

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Sea serpents in Lake Mendota? New book tells the story of Madison’s largest lake

Sea serpents in Lake Mendota? New book tells the story of Madison’s largest lake

October 22, 2015 |

Don Sanford, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation member, boat captain, commodore and sailor, spent more than a decade researching and writing about Madison, Wisconsin’s fourth lake, known today as Lake Mendota. The result is his just-published book, On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota. The book takes readers on a guided tour around […]

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Become an annual sponsor of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation!

Become an annual sponsor of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation!

October 15, 2015 |

Attention businesses! The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is excited to announce our new annual sponsorship program. Annual sponsors get credit for their contribution for an entire year of Trust activities, which include the Historic Architectural walking tours, specialty tours, and our annual Preservation Awards. Having your business name associated with the Trust as a […]

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All the details for the Machinery Row tour!

All the details for the Machinery Row tour!

October 10, 2015 |

We’re gearing up for the October 11th Machinery Row tour.  It should be a blast! Please note: The tour groups leaving at 1:00, 1:30, 3:30, and 4:00 are at capacity.  We still have room in the groups leaving at 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00.   Order tickets for remaining times here.  Online and phone ticket sales […]

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Machinery Row tour is coming up on October 11th! Slots remain open for most tour times.

Machinery Row tour is coming up on October 11th! Slots remain open for most tour times.

October 2, 2015 |

The Madison Trust is extending our touring season by offering a very special tour of Machinery Row! Please note: The tour leaving at 1:00pm is sold out, but we have openings on the tours at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm!  Click here to read the Isthmus article.  Learn how Madison’s east-side Williamson Street […]

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Get tickets now for our fall Machinery Row tour!

Get tickets now for our fall Machinery Row tour!

August 12, 2015 |

The Madison Trust is extending our touring season by offering a very special tour of Machinery Row! Learn how Madison’s east-side Williamson Street area has evolved from a leading 19th-century Midwestern manufacturing and distribution hub for farm implements, tractors, wagons and buggies, seeds and other agricultural supplies to a vibrant 21st- century retail district offering […]

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