History Conference to be held in Hudson


The public is invited to attend the 48th annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, which will be held September 25 – 28 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson, Wisconsin.  The conference, “Many Peoples, Many Cultures,” is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Colleges, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.  Dr. Sue C. Patrick (UW-Barron County) and Dr. Oscar B. Chamberlain (UW-Eau Claire) are Rice Lake residents who have been actively organizing the conference with colleagues elsewhere.

Each year the conference is held at a different location throughout the Midwest and focuses on that particular region’s historical uniqueness.   This conference will focus on the diversity of history, both U. S. and world, and reflect on the diversity of people who settled the Great Plains and the Big Woods regions.  Some particular panel topics are Women’s Activism in the Progressive Era, Early Cold War, Frontier Food and Lodging, Transportation: 19th and 20th centuries, Free Speech in Wisconsin History, and Constructing Identities: Norwegians and Germans

Conference presenters are comprised of scholars from universities from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.  There will be three sets of sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:  8:00 – 9:45 a.m., 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., and 2:00 – 3:45 p.m.  Each session will feature five diverse topics that participants can attend.

The conference includes sessions from the Military History Association and Friday and Saturday sessions will include panels and papers of particular interest to K-12 teachers of history and social studies.

The registration fee for the conference is $75.  Those attending the conference can register online or by mail.  For more registration information, go to http://www2.uwrf.edu/NGPHC .  For more information about the conference in general, you may call Dr. Patrick at 715-234-8176 x. 5420 or email her at sue.patrick@uwc.edu.


Sue Patrick