Madison History Roundtable Schedule

Created on: December 28, 2000

Last edited on: April 6, 2015


          Madison History Roundtable

2014 - 2015 Program Schedule


September 11, 2014

Michael Edmonds

Deputy Director of the Library-Archives Division at the Wisconsin Historical Society

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project


October 9, 2014

William Raftery and Karen Sallandar

Korean War Veteran – US Army, 2nd Infantry Division

History Re-enactor, Round Table Member

200th Anniversary of the Siege of Baltimore, Fort McHenry and the Star Spangled Banner


November 13, 2014

Solveig Schavland Quinney

Translator & Library Services Specialist - Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library

  Explaining the Translation Process of the book “And Then Came the Liberators”

About the atrocities and indignities of the Norwegian Occupation in World War II



December 11, 2014

John Hall

Assistant Professor of U.S. Military History - University of Wisconsin Madison

Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War


January 8, 2015

Mike Duncan

 Produces the Revolutions Podcast, which can viewed online

He will speak about the Roman Revolution.

 Why Aurelian is my favorite Emperor. The Crisis of the Third Century and how Aurelian saved the Empire.


Feb 12, 2015

Catharine Tripalin Murray

Author of three cookbooks with recipes and memories from the Italian neighborhood in Madison, called Old Greenbush. The ten block neighborhood at the turn of the century was called “Little Italy,” “Little Sicily,”

or more affectionately “the Bush.”


March 12, 2015

Steven L. Oreck, M.A., M.D.

Will share with us his personal collection of Civil War-era surgical instruments.

He is a retired Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UW School of Medicine & Public Health.

He is a retired captain of the US Navy and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History for the UW-Madison.


April 9, 2015



May 14, 2015

The Winnebago Uprising of 1827.

Antoine is the former President of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society and the Former Curator of Research & Development at Villa Louise.

She spoke to us during our weekend trip to Prairie du Chien last summer. 



Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:15pm

Optional Dinner at 6:00pm

Radisson Hotel Madison

517 Grand Canyon Drive

Madison, WI 53719



Contact Information

President - Bill Sayles (608-274-9342)



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