Michael Edmonds, former Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will tell us about some of the strange and colorful people who helped shape our state, and why the Wisconsin Historical Society wanted to publish a book full of short sketches of obscure eccentrics. 

Michael Edmonds is the author of several books on Wisconsin history, including Warriors, Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People, and Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan. He is a 1976 graduate of Harvard University and has taught part-time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1986.


  • Occurred Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm


Wisconsin Historical Museum

30 N. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53703


Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics.