Hello fellow LITA members! The Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums group would like us to take a trip with them to the Dells on October 8. Details attached! David
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- From: Jessica Miesner <jesimiesner@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: David Woken <woken@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:16:04 -0700 (PDT)Hey David, I was wondering if you might want to come to this and pass it on to LITA's student group for us. We are planning an outing to the Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 8th and we wanted to pass on the info to the other SLIS groups. --Jessica Miesner ================================================================================== Hello student groups! To celebrate our upcoming official student grouphood, TLAM is planning a visit to the Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, October 8th. We will tour the H.H. Bennett Studio and Museum and then go on a boat tour of the Upper Dells. This is a great opportunity to learn more about some of the history and issues that surround the digitization of photographs of Native Americans. It will also be a good time to get to know who some of our TLAMers are and what issues they are most interested in. We can also find out more about Wisconsin's local history! In the early 20th century H.H. Bennett prolifically photographed the beautiful Wisconsin Dells and surrounding lands during a time of extreme cultural and technological change, especially for the people of the Ho-Chunk Nation that lived in the area. Bennett's scenic photographs of the Dells and local Native Americans, which he sold as postcards, helped to spur the tourism industry here in Wisconsin. (Another photographer that built a similar business by composing and selling photos as postcards was A.J. Kingsbury, whose collection is being digitized by the Langlade County Historical Society with help from TLAM students!) The historic H.H. Bennett Studio still stands in the same location in what is now the Wisconsin Dells, and is thought to be the oldest operating studio of it's kind in the country. We are excited to be able to learn more about the local history and visit some of the locations that originally made the Wisconsin Dells so famous! PRICE: H.H. Bennett Tour (with student discount): $5.50 Boat tour of the Upper Dells: $19.70 Combined Tour Price: $25.20 PAYMENT: If you plan on going on both tours with us (H.H. Bennet Studio and the Upper Dells boat tour) You can pay $25 for both tours using either Cash or Credit at the Dells boat tour office when we arrive at 12:15pm. TRANSPORTATION: We will be carpooling to and from the Wisconsin Dells. So far we have 4 people that can each bring a car, so that's at least 12 people covered. It is also fine to drive on your own and meet us at the Dells. Let us know if you can carpool with your car too!! OCTOBER 8th ITINERARY: 8:45am -- Meet in the circle by H.C. White library to carpool to the Wisconsin Dells 10:00am -- Tour of the H.H. Bennett Studio and Museum. The tour will be approx. 45 minutes 11:00am - 12:00pm -- Lunch in the Dells 12:30pm -- We need to be at the office at 12:15pm for the Boat tour of the Upper Dells. The tour leaves promptly at 12:30pm and will last approx. 2 1/2 hours, weather permitting 3:00pm -- Begin carpooling back to Madison Please reply to either Kelly Kraemer kelly.k.kraemer@xxxxxxxxx or Jessica Miesner miesner@xxxxxxxx of TLAM by Monday, October 3 if you are planning to attend and whether or not you wish to carpool so that we can get an accurate head count.
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