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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am

In conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Wisconsin History Symposium 2014 -- People and the Land, planned April 3-5 -- the university will host an exhibition created by local, state and regional artists that reflects the history of Wisconsin's people and land. It will be displayed through Friday, April 11.

A reception will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery.

Artwork in a variety of mediums -- including painting, woodworking, basketry, collage, photography, printmaking and fiber -- is represented throughout the exhibition.

In addition to the art exhibit, the symposium will include presentations about Wisconsin's history from professional historians and local history experts.

Participants will be able to choose from more than 35 topics, among them the early years of the Lead Mine District, the history of land use in Wisconsin, prehistoric and historic archaeology, the struggle of minorities and women in Wisconsin history and more.

There will be a strong emphasis on Native American history in the state, as well.

Telegraph Herald

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