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.
Complete set (1924-1926) online at Dane County Historical Society
Accessing The Madison Mirror online at the DCHS
Before you click on over to the DCHS site to view the online versions of The Madison Mirror, a few words of advice/wisdom/caution:
(1) The link in the middle of the "I Remember Madison Central High" page for title "Read The Madison Mirror" doesn't work; use the one in the sidebar ("View The Madison Mirror") instead.
(2) When you click on the "View The Madison Mirror" link, you'll reach a 32-page PDF document with a list of links to the issues of The Madison Mirror in chronological order. This means you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Most people do, but if you don't have it, you'll have to install it. Use this link to Adobe for a free download (and uncheck the box for the free eBay Desktop before you start to save space on your hard drive).
(3) BE VERY CAREFUL: Many of the PDF files for individual issues of The Madison Mirror are HUGE. I've found some that are 12 MG. If you're still using a dial-up connect, you probably don't want to try to access any of these PDFs because it will take too long to open them. Even if you have a high-speed connection, you may find that you're unable to open some issues because of the size. Trying to do so may tie up your browser. Note: It's not just me (and I have DSL). Some other alumni have also been trying to open issues of particular interest to them and reported to me that they couldn't.