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

Swimsuits of Yore

The Madison Historical Society has several examples of beachwear from the early 1900s, after the bathing suit we were all born with became a no-no on the shore.

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Before Air Conditioning

Throughout history until the mid-20th century, people lived without air conditioning — somehow! The Madison Historical Society’s Allis-Bushnell House museum has a nice collection of hand fans.

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Antique Dolls

The Madison Historical Society has scores of dolls that date to as early as circa 1840. They are not plastic. They were not mass produced, and few have any brand markings.

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WWI Pop Hits

The Madison Historical Society has a collection of eye-catching sheet-music covers - many from the WWI era. Advertisers worked hard to make their music stand out from the competition.

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Quarterly Newsletters

FALL 2017

SUMMER 2017

SPRING 2017

WINTER 2017

FALL 2016

LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER 2016

WINTER 2016

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