Badger History Group Events

2021

Museum Events

2021/2022 Lecture Series

 

October 14, 2021, Thursday, 7:00 pm.

What's in the News

A review of the Badger Ordnance News for WWII. Some things you may not have known about those times and maybe some that you've forgotten. Presented by Verlyn Mueller, Museum Curator/Archivist

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

November 11, 2021, 7:00 pm

Nitroglycerin Production at BOW

The two main ingredients of propellant production at Badger Ordnance Works (BOW) were nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin. This lecture will describe nitroglycerin and how it was manufactured at BOW, including chemistry, equipment, safety, environmental and quality control to name a few. Presented by Frank Wolf, Olin Corp. Chief Project Engineer at BOW and 45 years of multiple aspects of Mazomanie area history preservation.

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

December 9, 2021, 7:00 pm

“Sauk Prairie Cemetery”.

Does anyone who’s buried there have a connection with the Powder Plant and if so, who and a bit of their story. Presented by Orie Eilertson, BHG Treasurer, archive volunteer, and local historian.

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

 

2022

January 13, 2022, 7:00 pm:

The Civil War Diary of Sgt. Orin M. Jameson

Learn how Jameson’s diary links his soldier’s story with the 15th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers to a life lived in the Baraboo Hills and Sauk Prairie. Presented by Heather Sonntag, a Director on BHG Board.

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

February 10, 2022, 7:00 pm:

What do mice, birds and bugs have to do with history?

Out in the wilds and croplands that have succeeded the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, conservation biologists study all sorts of critters and their relationships with the land. It is historical work, learning how cultural forces are expressed in land use, which creates the habitats that largely determine animal populations. This informs conservation efforts, and demands that researchers collect data that will provide useful historical reference in the future. Come hear how wildlife has changed on the site over the past 200 years, why, and what it teaches us about ourselves and our future. Presented by Mike Mossman is an ecologist, and a co-founder and current Vice President of BHG.

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

March 10, 2022, 7:00 pm:

Subject and Speaker not yet confirmed.

April 14, 2022, 7:00 pm:

Subject and Speaker not yet confirmed.

 

May 12, 2022; 7:00 pm.

"Unintended Consequences of Badger Ordnance." 

The presence of Badger Ordnance/Army Ammunition Plant affected thousands of people and places well beyond the fence line.  Author Michael Goc will talk about some of the surprising ways Badger changed the lives of people and communities throughout Wisconsin on the economic, environmental, demographic, political and social fronts.

Presented by Michael Goc, award winning author of Powder, People and Place

This is an in-person and Zoom event. In the museum masks are required and seating will be set up for social distancing. Seating is limited for museum and zoom so registration is recommended. Click here for the zoom link and to register, or call the museum at 608-448-0244 and please specify for museum or zoom, your name, and number in your group.

 

 

Remote Events/Exhibits

2022

 

August 19,20,21

Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show - Photo and Artifact Exhibit
S3347 Sand Rd. off Hwy 33 between US Hwy 12 and Reedsburg, WI
 

 

 

 

Member Events

July 25, 2022; 7:00 pm

Annual Meeting