Scott Hebbring is a Research Scientist, Marshfield Clinic. Dr. Hebbring returns to Winchester to discuss his research that shows how family and genetic data may be used to predict, prevent and treat human disease. He will focus on how genetic information may be revolutionizing healthcare.
Making Democracy Work in Wisconsin
Nothing Like It In the World: The Epic Saga of the Transcontinental Railroad
Dr. Brett Barker
April 24 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
Dr. Brett Barker, Associate Professor of History, UW-Marathon County, returns to Winchester Academy with his latest research topic. The building of the first transcontinental railroad, linking the Pacific coast with the Midwest, remains one of the greatest examples of engineering skill and human perseverance. In this presentation, Prof. Barker will explore the design and conception of the railroad, its shaky beginnings during the Civil War, the 5-year struggle to complete it, and the human dimension of this great drama. Mary Ellen Boario sponsored this program.
March 6 6:30 p.m. Waupaca Public Library
A Conservation Success Story: keeping a rare crane common in Wisconsin
C. James Taylor is a historian, professor, editor of The Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society. Dr. Taylor discusses the correspondence and diaries of the two Adams presidents and their wives, John & Abigail Adams and John Quincy & Louisa Catherine Adams.