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    February 05, 2019


    Hear stories of How Wisconsin’s Landscape was Shaped at Pendarvis Historic Site

     The third event in the Pendarvis Historic Site Speaker Series will take place on  Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6:00-7:00 pm. Guests will hear from science writer, Scott Spoolman, as he talks about how Wisconsin’s landscape was shaped and his book, “Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History.”

    “Wisconsin’s landscape has such an interesting history and guests will be fascinated by the stories that Scott will be sharing,” said Susan Caya-Slusser, southwest sites regional director at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

    Spoolman will discuss the events and processes that shaped Wisconsin’s landscapes, including volcanic eruptions, invasions by ancient seas, crushing glaciers, centuries of erosion and more. He will also talk about Wisconsin’s state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic history are on display.

    Books will be on sale at the event and Spoolman will also do a book signing after the talk.

    The cost to attend is a $4 suggested donation and is free for Wisconsin Historical Society members.

    The Pendarvis Speaker Series takes place the third Thursday of each month through April and there will be two more events in this series:

    • March 21, 2019 - Speaker: Susan Caya-Slusser, Victorian Era Etiquette
    • April 18, 2019 - Speaker: Tracy Lee Roberts, A Gathering of Peoples in the Lead Mine District

    All of the speaker series events will take place at the Pendarvis Education Center, 212 Spruce St., Mineral Point, WI 53565. For more information visit, pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org.

    About Pendarvis 
    Pendarvis is one of twelve Wisconsin Historical Society Museums and Historic Sites. Pendarvis is a historic site located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made up of several 19th-century cabins built by Cornish immigrants who came to Mineral Point to mine lead. Today, the site celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. For general information and details, call 608-987-2122 or visitwww.pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org.

    About Wisconsin Historical Society 
    The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit wisconsinhistory.org.



    Kara O?Keeffe