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Annual Meeting, Sunday May 6th, Business meeting 2:30, Program 3 pm

Eric Borgerding is a fisherman and collector of old Madison fishing lures. He has written a two-part article for Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine called This Place Was Once Called Eden: A brief history of the late 19th century fishing and fishing lures of Madison Wisconsin.

The Board has invited Eric to talk to us about his collection: the different kinds of lures, who made them and how he finds them.

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Volume 35, No. 1          April, 2007
Back Porch Concerts
Once again we will be sponsoring six Back Porch Concerts on Thursday nights and the Monona Quillters Guild will be displaying their quilts.

June 28, American Family Insurance Choir


July 12, Swinging 7

July 19, Old Time Fiddlers

July 26, New Horizon Band

Aug. 2, Capitol Chordsmen Chorus

Aug. 9, Grandsons of the Pioneers and our Ice Cream and Pie Social


He will bring examples of Huels, Sumner & Morris and Ainsworth spinners and invites others to bring their old-time lures. When he is not 'twisting arms' in the State Capitol for the Wisconsin Hospital Association he is twisting fishing line. Eric is an avid catch-and-release musky fisherman and collector of vintage, Wisconsin-made fishing lures. He has been stalking both for about 15 years and is trying, with mixed success, to pass these addictions on to his sons. He enjoys researching and writing about the lures in his collection, rather than simply accumulating them.

Bob Bean to be honored The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation will honor Bob with a preservation advocacy award at its Preservation Awards Ceremony Thurs. May 3 at Orpheum Theatre. Cash bar at 6 pm, program at 7 pm. Stu Levitan will talk about State Street, 1860-1931. $15 for individual/$25 for two (includes "free" hors d'oeuvres) Send check to:MTHP, PO Box 296, Madison WI 53701. Let's support the one person above all others who has kept this organization and the Dean House going for 35 years!!
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