Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected
Discover the diverse array of inventions, concepts and traditions that originated, in one way or another, in Wisconsin. You probably know about Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style architecture and Les Paul's musical innovations. Maybe you know about the Wisconsin origins of the typewriter and the snowmobile. But what about the National Weather Bureau? The supercomputer? Professional wrestling? The modern surfboard? Explore the authentic stories behind the inventions you know, and the surprising stories behind the innovations you might not expect.
Starts: September 17, 2011
Ends: August 31, 2012
Ticket Information: Admission by donation, $4 adults, $3 children (under 18) or $10 for a family (up to two adults and two or more dependent children)
Location of this event
Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53703
Accessibility: All four floors are wheelchair accessible.
Web site: www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum
Description:The Museum is normally open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Three floors of permanent exhibits document Wisconsin Indian life from prehistoric times to the present day, the history of Wisconsin agriculture, environment, industry, tourism, political history, and Wisconsin's settlement by European immigrants. Changing exhibit galleries provide venues for the exploration of a variety of other themes in Wisconsin history.