SCHRC Second Saturdays to focus on Madison history


AUTHOR AND SPEAKER Erika Janik will deliver a presentation titled, Madison, Wisconsin- History of a Model City, during the next Sheboygan County Historical Research Center Second Saturdays program Saturday, April 12, at the Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library. - Submitted photo AUTHOR AND SPEAKER Erika Janik will deliver a presentation titled, Madison, Wisconsin- History of a Model City, during the next Sheboygan County Historical Research Center Second Saturdays program Saturday, April 12, at the Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library. - Submitted photo Second Saturdays-Journeys into Local History sponsored by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center continues on Saturday, April 12, when the topic is Madison, Wisconsin-History of a Model City.

Beginning with the retreat of the Wisconsin glacier and the story of early Native American people, author Erika Janik narrates the journey of Wisconsin’s capital city from the “Center of the Wilderness” to the “Laboratory of Democracy.”

Participants will learn how Madison’s citizens responded to the Civil War, industrialization and two world wars, as well as how advances in the rights of workers, women, Native Americans and African Americans made Madison the multifaceted city it is today.

Comprehensive, accessible and swift, Janik’s new book, “Madison: History of a Model City,” offers a fresh take on how Madison and its people came into being.

Janik is a freelance writer and the executive producer/editor of “Wisconsin Life” at Wisconsin Public Radio.

She is also the author of “Apple: A Global History,” “A Short History of Wisconsin” and “Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin’s Past.”

Originally from Redmond, Wash., Janik now knows more about Wisconsin history than she ever thought possible.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Linfield College (2002), an Master of Arts Degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004), and an Master of Arts Degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006).

The free program, which is appropriated for adults and students age 10 and older, will take place at the Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library, located at330 Buffalo St. in Sheboygan Falls, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. No reservations are needed.

For more information, call 920- 467-4667.


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