Museum celebrates women’s history with lecture series The Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive, will hold a Women’s History Month lecture series at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in March highlighting various aspects of women’s history. This Tuesday’s presentation will be by Lucianne Boardman of Chippewa Falls, who will discuss her ancestor Anita King’s record-setting journey along the Lincoln Highway in 1915. King, Boardman’s great-great-aunt,
Michael Mathews carefully opened a music case Saturday and pulled out a vintage 1880s-era violin. “It came in my possession three weeks ago,” Mathews said. “It’s a violin that was owned by my great-grandfather. Knowing my interest in history, (my family) gave it to me.” Mathews doesn’t know the exact year it was manufactured, saying “I am guessing between the Civil War and 1900. I’m almost assured it was in the 1880s.” Mathews, 53, of
Editor’s note: Cues From Katy is a list of events entertainment reporter Katy Macek thinks are worth checking out this weekend. 1. Sounds of Eau Claire History Harvest (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive): My guess is hundreds of people are going to turn up to this event to have musical artifacts, photos and memories digitized by UW-Eau Claire students and Chippewa Valley Museum staff members for an eventual online exhibit that aims to share the
Minneapolis resident and UW-Eau Claire history professor Daniel Ott didn’t know the flood gates he was about to open when he went to university archivist Greg Kocken in the fall of 2016 with an idea for an oral history project for his students. Kocken suggested Ott look into something about music in the area. It immediately snowballed, with students collecting oral histories from musicians, and Ott partnered with Blugold Radio to turn those into the Sounds of Eau Claire podcast.
Editor’s note: Listen Up is a Q&A featuring locals in the arts and culture community. This week: Karen Jacobson, Chippewa Valley Museum educator. She talks about the museum’s Fiber Arts and Folk Life Festival that goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. What is the Fiber Arts and Folk Life Festival? It is a unique gathering of local makers sharing their talents with museum audiences for a vibrant day of teaching, learning and celebration. Artists, musicians, wood