Throughout 2013 Monona has been celebrating its 75th anniversary. In the spring of 1938 a group of Blooming Grove residents living near Lake Monona began meeting to discuss creating a village and separating from the township. By September they had filled an application for incorporation and held elections for village officers. The Village became a City in 1969 and has been thriving ever since.
Highlights of the celebration were a time capsule, geocaching treasure hunt, historical marker dedication, Family Fun Day at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, an art show and auction and it all culminated in a gala dinner on Oct. 26th at the Monona Community Center.
Copies of Monona in the Making: History of The City of Pride, 1938-1975 written by Dorothy Brown Haines in 1999 and published by HBGHS are still available at the Dean House for $20. A copy would make a nice Christmas gift and remembrance of the 75th anniversary.