Increase Lapham was an officer of the Milwaukee Young Men’s Association whose collection formed the nucleus of Milwaukee Public Library’s collection in 1878. He was also Wisconsin's first scientist as well as a self-educated naturalist, author and cartographer.
“I Am Studying Wisconsin"
Central Library's Krug Rare Books Room
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Join former Wisconsin Land Records Manager Rob Nurre from Columbus, WI as he portrays Wisconsin's own Increase Lapham. (Nurre's dedicated study of Lapham led to the re-publication of The Antiquities of Wisconsin , Lapham’s seminal work which documents the Native American effigy mounds found throughout the state.)
Four Krug Rare Books Room window display cases will be filled with all manner of interesting items related to Lapham: pictures, rare books and maps that he produced--even some that are inscribed in his own hand.
Seating is limited. Please call the Art, Music & Recreation Department at 414-286-3071 to register.
Part of the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room Educational Series.