Stoughton Area Historical Society and Stoughton Village Players team up for 'Whispers at the Museum' event

A pioneer wife, played by Chris Erickson, tells tour attendees about the life she and her husband lived as they settled in different parts of southcentral Wisconsin in the 1800s during the Whispers at the Museum event, held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Stoughton Historical Museum.

Taking a history lesson this September hasn’t been just for K-12 students.

The Stoughton Area Historical Society hosted its “Whispers at the Museum” event on Saturday, Sept. 11, at its museum at 324 S. Page St, in partnership with Stoughton Village Players, which provided the actors for the event.

Attendees heard from the voices of the past, including a World War II-age Stoughton woman who joined the workforce, Wisconsin women’s suffragette Belle Case La Follette and a Norwegian woman making her way in Dane County in the mid-1800s.

Two years ago in September, the historical society held its first “Whispers from the Grave” event, where actors told the stories of people who are buried at the Riverside Cemetery.

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