Detail of pewter whale oil lamp

Lighting Madison

1 2 3 4 Thomas Edison is rightfully saluted as a creative genius who brought electric lights and other modern wonders to the world. But a look through the Madison Historical Society’s examples of early lighting devices (beyond candles) is proof that ingenuity was plentiful, long before Edison invented the

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Revisiting Old Times

1 2 3 4 5 The Madison Historical Society and the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives have hundreds of photographs and postcards that illustrate how much — and sometimes how little — town life has changed since the early 1900s. In these vintage images, clothing styles seem peculiar, the cars

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Doctor in the House

Mila Rindge There is a small room at the Madison Historical Society’s Allis-Bushnell House full of medical documents, instruments and paraphernalia dedicated to Dr. Mila E. Rindge. Who was she? Mila and Milo Rindge on the occasion of his celebratory retirement parade. Mila Elisabeth Rindge (1915-2002) earned her BA degree

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The General’s Residence

The General's Residence on 2/25/2017, the scheduled day of the Foreclosure Auction. Some houses are historic simply because they have survived the wear and tear of many decades of use. Others are historic because they housed famous people or witnessed noteworthy events. The General’s Residence in Madison – that old

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