MHS in Print
The Madison Historical Society publishes a quarterly members' newsletter, Historical Happenings. Our collections chair and photographer, Bob Gundersen, offers bi-monthly illustrated features to The Shoreline Times. Our executive director, Jennifer Simpson, contributes monthly history-related articles to Madison Neighbors. The Source newspaper regularly supports our work through features and press releases that cover our programs and events. These writings, reprinted below, seek to engage the public, fostering a love of history as well as a deeper appreciation of Madison's rich cultural past. Through these publications, the MHS advances research, supports education, and serves the local community.
Days of Yore - Shoreline Times Articles
Connecting to the Past
One of the most enjoyable aspects of photographing the artifacts in the collection of the Madison Historical Society is actually handling them and examining them closely.
How Life has Changed
The MHS has hundreds of photographs and postcards that illustrate how much or how little life has changed since the early 1900s. Many of the buildings are recognizable but some are gone forever.
Old Time Madison
Madison has a special connection to how the world tells time. Charles Dowd, born in Madison in 1825, published a pamphlet entitled "A System of National Time for Railroads" organizing the nation into time zones.