October is American Archives Month and Wisconsin is joining in on the celebration. The Wisconsin Historical Society is supporting the state theme “Scrapbook Wisconsin”. The UW-Madison student chapter of the Society of American Archivists has established the Archives Month Blog to help promote Archives Month. Archives are essential in the preservation and understanding of library history and the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is pleased to recognize the importance of archives this month.
The Eastern Shores Library System headquartered in Sheboygan is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sunday with an open house. To help celebrate this occasion I put together a special exhibit on behalf of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center. The main Wisconsin Library Memorabilia exhibit is on display at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay for September and October,
Today, with the assistance of my wife Kathy and Dawn Lauber of the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) staff, I installed the Wisconsin Library Memorabilia exhibit at the Central Library of MPL for the month of April. MPL generously made available eight display cases for the exhibit which is on the second floor of the library.
The City of Beaver Dam is home to the historic Williams Free Library building which was built in 1890-91. It housed the Beaver Dam Public Library until its move into its current facility. The building is an outstanding example of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style which was inspired by architect Henry Hobson Richardson.
WLHC Steering Committee member Pete Gilbert at the WLHC booth at the WLA Conference.
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center will have a booth at the WLA Conference in Middleton on Nov. 5 and 6. The booth number is 406. The booth will have a display of some of the Wisconsin library memorabilia that is included in the WLHC’s traveling exhibit. You will be able to see the world’s largest collection of Wisconsin library souvenir spoons (12),