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Campus Area History

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Learn about downtown Madison's rich history, with a focus on the Greenbush and UW-Madison campus area. 


Brought by the UW-Madison Public History Project, visit the Chazen Art Museum's virtual exhibit on the history of resistance at UW-Madison.

This national historic district shifted in the 20th century from a spacious residential neighborhood for some of Madison's most prominent 19th century families to a current university student enclave.

Learn about the Neighborhood House and its surrounding communities' history.

West of UW-Madison's observatory, near Observatory Hill's crest, are bird and turtle effigy mounds.

Find this statue commemorating the Greenbush Neighborhood at East Campus Mall and Regent.

Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) has been Madison’s historical society since 1974.

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