Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winter Fun in Menomonie

Car on Lake Menomin, circa 1914. Tom Sievers Scrapbook, Iconographic Series 21. UW-Stout Archives.

Toboggan Track, Menomonie, circa 1950. 
Heather Stecklein, University of Wisconsin-Stout Archivist, will present "Frosty Fun: Outdoor Winter Activities in Menomonie" for the Dunn County Historical Society's Heritage Speaker Series at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb., 17, at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum.

The presentation will include stories and photographs from outdoor winter activities in Menomonie and at the UW-Stout and its predecessors. Included will be activities that date all the way back to the 1890s, including UW-Stout's Winter Carnival, car racing on the lake and much more.  The images in the presentation come from official university photographs, yearbooks, the student newspaper, and  students' personal scrapbooks.

Ice Skating on the UW-Stout campus, 1955.
 The Rassbach Heritage Museum is located at 1820 Wakanda St. in Menomonie's Wakanda Park.
The Heritage Speaker Series is presented the third Sunday of each month. For further information, visit www.dunnhistory.org or call 715-232-8685.

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