History on Tap to offer Badger Talks Program

On Monday, September 30th, the Crandon Area Historical Society will host a presentation on Wisconsin’s largest collection of aerial prints titled “Landscapes of Wisconsin: visualizing history through aerial photography” presented by Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian in the department of geography at UW–Madison.  The program is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the historic Hotel Crandon.

The Badger Talks program will show a small fraction of the estimated one-quarter million aerial prints at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Robinson Map Library.  The oldest aerial photos in the collection date to 1937.

In presenting the photos, Martindale explains “I let the photos speak for themselves and invite people to share their memories and recollections from the time.  People are almost always attached to where they are from, or where they have put roots down.”

Badger Talks is a UW Connects program which brings UW professors and other experts to give talks and engage in cutting-edge ideas with Wisconsin citizens.  UW-Madison, Division of Extension Forest County Educator Michelle Gobert is excited about the opportunity to bring this type of programming to Forest County.  “This program highlights the partnership that exists between Forest County, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and our county residents,” explains Gobert.  “Extension offers non-biased, research-based programming to Forest County residents, while the University gains information and ideas from visiting communities through outreach programs like this one.”

History on Tap, hosted by the Crandon Area Historical Society, aims to provide engaging historical programs in a social setting.  Complimentary snacks are provided with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.  No registration is required and no cost to attend.  For more information on this program, please contact Michelle Gobert, Extension Educator, 715-478-7797.