September 21, 2014

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Wisconsin History Tour Visits Racine

The Wisconsin History Tour - an outreach of the Wisconsin State Historical Society - visits the Racine area this week (Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 27.) The Wisconsin History Tour Exhibit will be at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Other programs and events in the Racine area (most are FREE):

Tuesday - Diamond Memories of the Racine Belles, 12-1 p.m., Racine Public Library. "My Life With the Green & Gold" with author and sportscaster Jessie Garcia, 6-8 p.m., Racine Public Library.

Wednesday - "Scrapbook Scholarship in Racine," 12-1 p.m., Racine Public Library. "Discover the Roots of Your Family Tree and Local History," 1:30-2:30 p.m., Racine Public Library. Book Talk: "Building Taliesin," 6:30-7:30 p.m., Racine Public Library.

Thursday - "E.W. Leach: Racine County's First Historian," 10-11 a.m., Racine Public Library. "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries," Hob Nob Restaurant, 277 Sheridan Road. Program and dinner by reservation only. Seating is limited. Call 608-264-6555 or online at shop.wisconsinhistory.org "Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan," Racine Arts Council, 316 Sixth St., 12-1 p.m.

Friday - "Exploring Wisconsin Shipwrecks in Racine," 12-1 p.m., Racine Public Library. "Wheel Fever" history talk and bike tour, 5:15-7 p.m. starts at Racine Public Library parking lot.

Saturday - Lighthouse talk, 10 a.m. to noon. Wind Point Lighthouse, 4725 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point. Wisconsin Historical Society booth at Party on the Pavement, Downtown Racine, 12-3 p.m.

More about the tour at: www.wisconsinhistorytour.org

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