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.