Thursday, March 15, 2007

Greenbush celebration at the UW-Madison

Organizers are calling it the "first Greenbush Day" celebration. It's being held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's new Welcome Center at 21 N. Park Street.

According to a UW-Madison press release about the event, "The Welcome Center is situated in the historic neighborhood known as "the Bush," an area in which Madison's Italian and Sicilian immigrants, Jews and African Americans lived side by side until urban renewal displaced them in the early 1960s."

After you read the press release, you may want to check out the "Greenbush Day" web site, where you'll find links to names of exhibitors and an entertainment schedule. If you attend, be sure to let the rest of us know what "light refreshments" we missed by playing hookey.

Note: If you want to download a copy of "Triangle Redevelopment and You," the condescending pamphlet to to Greenbush area residents in the 1960s I mentioned in a previous post about the neighborhood, the Friends of the Historic Third Lake Ridge web page with the link to the 3MB pdf file is now up and running again.

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