Building a specimen collection of plant, animal, and mineral resources was a matter of scientific interest and civic pride for the Wisconsin Academy’s 19th-century founders.
Imagine what it was like on that February afternoon in 1870, when hundreds of people crowded into Wisconsin’s State Agricultural Hall for the convention to organize the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
Over the last twenty years, the Academy has marshaled its unique capacities as a convening organization at the intersection of science and culture to focus attention on, and find promising strategies to address, large-scale Wisconsin challenges.
On a warm fall day in September 1973, James Batt watched as two plaques were affixed to the sandstone entryway of a small office building at 1922 University Avenue in Madison.
An exhibition that recreates the natural history and archaeological collections gathered by early Wisconsin Academy members.
The Academy's core values are rooted in colonial America.
Now that I am entering my eighth year as editor of Wisconsin People & Ideas, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what this magazine means to me—and to its readers.
As a result of the legislative “drafting error” that lead to the deletion of the Wisconsin Idea from the budget, millions of people now know about it. Or do they?
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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
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201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25