This three-part lecture series will explore the first 200 years of Wisconsin history -- from its "discovery" by Jean Nicolet in 1634 up through our becoming the 30th state on May 29, 1848. We will briefly review the pre-history of Wisconsin, discuss early French explorers, the Indian Wars, military activity during the American Revolution and War of 1812, Black Hawk, the fur trade, and early lead mining. Period maps, artwork, photographs, genuine artifacts, as well as reproductions of clothing and tools will help bring the stories of these people, places and events to life.
The University reserves the right to cancel any program due to low enrollment or other reason. In the event of a class cancellation by the University, a full refund is automatically processed. If you withdraw from a class, you must notify us at least one week before the first class in order to receive a refund, less a $10 administrative fee. Call us at (608) 355-5220 during business hours to cancel. (Please note: we make financial commitments to our instructors based on enrollments received. Your participation is part of that commitment.) There is no refund for travel programs unless we fill your spot from our wait list.