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Successful Fundraisers
Garage Sale & Back Porch Concerts  

It has been a very successful year.

Our May Garage Sale brought in $1,180! Thank you to all who donated items. As you do your Fall housecleaning and weeding, feel free to put unwanted items in a box or two and then contact us and we will pick them up along with any small pieces of furniture that you would like to donate to the 2016 garage sale. Call 249-7920 to make arrangements.

Our Back Porch Concerts and Ice Cream Social where also very successful. Hope you had a chance to attend and enjoy the music and food. This year we received sponsorships from the following businesses. Please support them and tell them how much you appreciate their support of the HBGHS and Dean House:

Milio's Sandwiches
Susan Manning, Consultant
Kellie Unke, Stark Realtor
Monona State Bank
Klinke Cleaners
Monona Motors
Schoep's Ice Cream

Thank You !!


Nov. 8 2-4 pm Tours of the Dean House

Dec. 13 1-4 pm Christmas Open House and Tours with music and refreshments

There will be no open houses in January through April to conserve on heat and electricity. Instead we are co-sponsoring history programs at the Monona Public LIbrary. Come to the library and enjoy refreshments and stimulating speakers.

Volume 43, No. 2          October, 2015
Monona History Club

at the Monona Public Library

Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society and the Monona Public Library are again sponsoring a series of history programs to be held at the Monona Public Library at 2 pm on Sundays.

October 25, Monona Alder Doug Wood will tell about the exciting challenges and costs of getting Wisconsin's first railroads built. The story involves some of the state's biggest and most notorious scandals involving political corruption, dishonesty, and fraudulent dealings. Some live railroad-influenced folk tunes will also be part of the program.

November 15, Aaron Bird Bear, a Native American and an Assistant Dean in the UW School of Education, will speak about Native Americans in the Madison area.

January 10, Jim Draeger will talk about the history of gas stations based on the book "Fill 'er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations."

Febuary 14, Gary Hess, HBGHS volunteer and Board member, will talk about his book "Roll Out the Barrels: History of the Hess Cooperage." The cooperage was at Schenk's Corners for sixty-two years.

March 13, the program will be a film and discussion "Wisconsin' Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish-Harnack Story."

April 10, Dolley Madison will be present to talk about her life in Washington D.C. in the early 1800s.

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