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October 21 meeting: Sharing Ho Chunk History

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on October 9, 2017

Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association plans to continue the East Side History Club in partnership with the Goodman Community Center

The effigy tree Whitehorse sculpture after restoration in 1997.

 

Sharing Ho-Chunk History

Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-3 pm

Meet in The LOFT, Goodman Center, 149 Waubesa St.

$2 suggested donation.

Join us as we gather and share Ho-Chunk tribal history and ancestral stories from the East Side!

And there’s more good news–copies of An East Side Album, 2nd Edition, with new improved binding will be available at the Goodman Center by this meeting. If you purchased a defective copy, please bring return it for replacement.

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Second Edition of East Side Album–Launch Party Today, Books Soon

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on September 16, 2017

The Book Launch Party for An East Side Album, 2nd. Edition will still take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Goodman Community Center, but do to a binding problem, the books will not be for sale. The printer will deliver improved books as soon as possible. If you have purchased a book and are experiencing pages coming loose, please return it for replacement when the new books arrive.

Join us 1-3 pm, to socialize and reminisce about the East Side History Club and talk with volunteers about possibilities going forward.

 

 

 

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Kipp Mural Dedication

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on August 16, 2017

Passing this along from East Side muralist Sharon Kilfoy—if you love our industrial heritage, you’ll want to attend this event!

Celebrating the Industrial Heritage of Madison’s East Side

Dane Arts Mural Arts and Madison-Kipp Corporation are pleased to invite you to a dedication of the Kipp mural, which has been created by DAMA community artists, SAIL East alternative high school students & Kipp workers.

Wednesday Sept 6 – 2pm

201 Waubesa Ave across from the Goodman Center bike path

Special thanks to Tony Koblinski, the Madison Community Foundation, the Evjue Foundation & Hallman Lindsay Paints.

For more information, contact Steph Lauer (Kipp) 608-242-5244 or Sharon Kilfoy (DAMA) 608-658-3736.

www.daneartsmuralarts.org

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Second Edition of “An East Side Album” is at the printer!

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on August 3, 2017

Revised and expanded, the 2nd edition is full of memories of the Schenk’s-Atwood, Union Corners, and Eken Park neighborhoods.

 

The updated, expanded Second Edition of An East Side Album: A Community Remembers by the East Side History Club will be available for sale later in August 2017. Purchases of An East Side Album support the Goodman Community Center.

Copies will be available at Stone Fence (2322 Atwood Avenue), the Olbrich Gardens Gift Shop, and the Goodman Community Center front desk. Purchase details will be announced as soon as the books are in stock.

A Book Launch party will take place September 16 from 1-3pm at the Goodman Community Center in the Evjue Room. To be sure you are invited* to the book launch party please leave your email or mailing address (whichever way you prefer to be notified) in the “Comments” section of this post.

  • Sarah White and Ann Waidelich

*If you are already on the East Side History Club mailing list, or you’ve already entered your name on the previous post, don’t worry–you’ll receive the notice.

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Coming in Summer 2017: The Second Edition of “An East Side Album”!

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on June 13, 2017

We’re getting really close! The updated, expanded Second Edition of An East Side Album: A Community Remembers by the East Side History Club will be available for sale in Summer of 2017.

The original East Side Album was very well received and sold out quickly. Ever since, people have been asking us to either reprint it or publish a new edition. We thank you all for your contributions and your patience during the long “hatching” process. This second edition follows the same outline as the first edition. We have edited the material that was in the first edition and added a great deal of new material.

To be sure you are invited* to the book launch party this summer please leave your email or mailing address (whichever way you prefer to be notified) in the “Comments” section of this post.

  • Sarah White and Ann Waidelich

*If you already receive East Side History Club messages by email or postcard, you are already on the list.

 

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April 8 Meeting: Picturing the Past and Present: The Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on March 30, 2017

Photo courtesy of “Turkeys of Madison” Facebook Group via Gretta Wing Miller

The East  Side History Club presents:

Picturing the Past and Present:
The Schenk- Atwood Neighborhood

Saturday, April 8*
1-3 pm
Evjue Room
Goodman Center,
149 Waubesa St.
$2 suggested donation

For our last East Side History Club program, historical consultant Ann Waidelich will present a virtual stroll through time on the near east side. Bring a snack to share. There will be time to reminisce about the club and the neighborhood.

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“Storytelling Inspired by Family Heirlooms”–A Story

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on March 22, 2017

At our March meeting Judith Porter, Superintendent of Antique Judging at the McHenry Co. Fair, shared the stories behind many of the treasure trove of objects she brought. “All of these objects are back in the neighborhood they come from,” she said, with obvious delight. Her talk revealed the rich interplay between genealogy, family history, and the stories that go with our stuff.  She ended with a call to action: “Journal! Write about your life, for your children and grandchildren. And for goodness’ sake, label your photographs!”

After Judith’s presentation, several attendees shared stories of objects they had brought with them, either actual mementos or photos.

Carol Walker shared her story of the first guests in her new home.  Carol and her husband, Richard, bought the house at 110 N. Fair Oaks Ave. in 1993.  It was built in 1948. Her parents, brother, nephew and friend had Sunday dinner on May 30th with Carol and Richard, dining at two card tables in the second bedroom which they converted into a dining room.

110 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

Carol also shared the story of caring for the white oak tree in the front yard. (Yes, even a tree can be a treasured family heirloom.) She recently hired an arborist to judiciously trim the tree, which she estimates is 130-140 years old, to keep it healthy. With the loss of so many mature canopy trees on the east side, we applaud our neighbors who, like Carol, help preserve our elderly arboreal friends!

Carol likes to think that the stand of oaks near her home might have inspired the choice of “Village of Fair Oaks” that was the area’s original name from 1906 to 1912. (Another possible origin for the name comes from one of the men who promoted the Village idea, who was wounded at the 1862 Civil War battle site called Fair Oaks in Virginia.)

Carol Walker with her husband Richard, who died three years ago.

 

 

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Join the inaugural Season of Madison’s only Vintage Base Ball Club

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on March 17, 2017

Your East Side History Club organizers are please that Mike Gibson contacted us about his mission to start a vintage ball club in Madison!

Here’s his note–

Hello, I am starting up a vintage baseball club in Madison.  We are called the Capitol City Base Ball Club, named after the baseball team that played here in the 1860s.  We will play other vintage baseball teams in the area.  We are currently recruiting players and I am hoping you can share our flyer with any of your people that might be interested in joining.  You can also share our facebook page, at facebook.com/madisoncapcities  Thanks for your help! – Mike”

Mike sent us this flyer. Please share it with anyone you know who might want to join, or help spread the word! Just right-click on the image to download and print copies, or share a link to this page.

  • Sarah White and Ann Waidelich

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March 18 Meeting: Storytelling Inspired by Family Heirlooms

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on February 28, 2017

Family mementos belonging to Judith (Foss) Porter

Family treasures belonging to  Judith (Foss) Porter

The East Side History Club presents:

Storytelling Inspired by Family Heirlooms

Saturday, March 18

1-3 pm

Bolz A, Goodman Center, 149 Waubesa St.

$2 suggested donation

Judith Foss Porter, Superintendent of Antique Judging at the McHenry Co. Fair in Woodstock, IL, and daughter of east side business owners Arnold & Sylvia Foss (Foss Grocery, 2001 Atwood) will talk about teasing out the stories that go with family heirlooms. If you have an unusual object and know the story behind it, bring it!

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February 18 meeting: Madison Brass Works History and Future

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on January 19, 2017

Photo by Ann Waidelich

Photo by Ann Waidelich

The East Side History Club presents:

Madison Brass Works History and Future 

Saturday, February 18
1-3 pm
Evjue Room, Goodman Center, 149 Waubesa St.
$2 suggested donation

Beth Miller, Historic Preservation Consultant, Cliff Goodhart, Project Manager, Eppstein Uhen Architects, and Goodman Community Center Communications and Community Director Kristin Groth will talk about the history and future plans for the Madison Brass Works.

Bring your memories of Harry and Betty Vogts and the Waubesa-St. Paul neighborhood to share.

aerial-brassworks-circled

The Madison Brass Works building will become the latest addition to the Goodman Community Center campus.

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