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This wonderful membership special includes a one year membership to the Research Center, a copy of the acclaimed book, Lincoln Among the Badgers, an SCHRC mug and a book tote. What a value! What a gift for someone special or something nice for yourself. Good only through December 31, 2020. Order now. Support your local non-profit.

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Lincoln Among the Badgers

Title: Lincoln Among the Badgers: Rediscovering Sites Associated with Abraham and Mary Lincoln in Wisconsin.
Author: Steven K. Rogstad
Publisher: Mill House Press (2020)

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This study represents the first scholarly treatment of the visits Abraham and Mary Lincoln made to the Badger State. Although they collectively visited Wisconsin five times, they traveled into the state at different times and never together. Abraham Lincoln entered the state’s borders for the first time in 1832 during his military service in the Black Hawk War, returning in 1859 to make speeches in Milwaukee, Beloit, and Janesville. Mary traveled toured northern Wisconsin and Racine in 1867, returning five years later to take advantage of the healing waters of Waukesha.

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“Wisconsin then and now may lay claim to more Lincoln sites, artworks, associates, scholars, and fans than any state where the Emancipator did not live. Rogstad leaves no hole unfilled in this brick of a tasty, nourishing, and sustaining book, particularly with new information about Mary Lincoln, who did briefly live there. The illustrations alone are worth the price; the text is even better.” – James Cornelius, Editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

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“So you thought Abraham Lincoln had close ties only to Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois? As this handsome, exhaustively researched book demonstrates, he worked, orated, visited, and owed much to Wisconsin, too – as did his family. Lincoln may not have lived there but certainly lives on in the Badger State. Part travelogue, part landmark survey, part art book, part Lincoln family history, Steven Rogstad’s authoritative and engaging volume shines with his love for both Lincoln and his home state, and he and his publisher have spared nothing in producing a major keepsake. A must-have for every Lincoln collector, no matter how near of far from Wisconsin they may dwell.”  – Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fantgon Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College


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“This handsome, lavishly illustrated, encyclopedic omnium gatherum about Lincoln-related people, places, buildings, sculptures, and monuments is a feast for the eye as well as a treasure trove of fresh information about Lincoln, his wife, his admirers, his contemporaries and numerous Wisconsin sites related to them. The artwork ranges from the sublime to the kitschy, and the large cast of characters from the profound to the eccentric. No one knows more about the subject than Steven Rogstad, whose lifetime of diligent research and collecting has enabled him to create this delightful, entertaining, and enlightening cornucopia.” – Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at University of Illinois, Springfield

“Lincoln Among the Badgers is a delightfully unusual book full of stories and images which are amusing, disturbing, informative, and sometimes downright weird. All reveal things few of us ever knew or could hardly imagined about the Lincolns and Wisconsin and their impacts on one another. Steven Rogstad, a life-long student of all things LIncolnesque, has given us a very well-written book, full of fascinating details and well-kept secrets, which altogether make for an exceptionally good read and deepen understanding about the Lincolns and our state.” – Dr. Kerry A. Trask, author of Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin.

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The collection at the Historical Research Center contains more than 1,000,000 documents and more than 500,000 images.

The collection is comprised of things like scrapbooks, research books on genealogical topics and history, school yearbooks, State of Wisconsin blue books, church histories and anniversary books, tax records, diaries and biographies, local history books written by local authors about many of Sheboygan County’s villages, Garton Toy catalogs, Phoenix Chair and other furniture company catalogs and Sheboygan Press newspapers.

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