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Lunch & Learn: Waukesha and the Great Hygeia Spring War by historian John Schoenknecht

Lunch & Learn: Waukesha and the Great Hygeia Spring War by historian John Schoenknecht

11:30 AM - 1:30 PMWed, March 14, 2018Location:

Village on the Square | Community Room
375 State Road 67 - Dousman, WI 53118

Parking available at the Village on the Square | Humphrey Community Center.

John Schoenknecht, author of “The Great Waukesha Springs Era: 1868-1918” will tell the history of the Hygeia Spring in Waukesha, and how it became the center of a heated battle during the Columbian Exposition in 1893.
 
From 1868-1918, Waukesha, Wisconsin was a center of the mineral spring water industry. Following the discovery of the healing powers of Bethesda Spring by Colonel Richard Dunbar in 1868, the mineral springs industry grew by leaps and bounds. At first, people crowded the city to taste the waters. Then, as the rich and famous visited the city, it became a social center and vacation destination. Finally, large regional and national bottlers established plants in the city. Through newspaper articles, written accounts and diaries, along with hundreds of photographs from his private collection, Schoenknecht paints a picture of this fabulous time in Waukesha history, and of its sad decline.

Lunch begins at 11:30 AM in the Community Room - Village on the Square. Presentation begins at 12:15PM. Cost: $10 for lunch.

To register, please contact Micaela at 262.965.7322 or email.

Free Lunch & Learn program repeats in Compass Point Pavilion Theater at 2:00PM.

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