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Garver's Open House - Tours, Storytelling & History Panel

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Garver Feed Mill

3241 Garver Green

Madison, WI 53704

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Join us at Garver Feed Mill for tours of the renovated Mill, storytelling and history panel presented by MacRostie Historical Advisors.

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Story Gathering Station— Share your memories of Garver Feed Mill!

Places conjure vivid memories and experiences. Help document the unique history of the building known as Garver Feed Mill on Madison's East Side. Whether you played in the space as a child or a young adult; worked or visited there when the building housed the Garver Supply Co. or another agri-business; or were involved in more recent preservation and renovation efforts, now's the time to add your voice to this part of Madison history.

15-minute time slots for story sharing will be available in Suite 150, next to Ledger Coffee, during the morning on Saturday, November 2nd. Local volunteers will help run recording equipment and ask follow-up questions in an informal environment. Stories will be added to a new collection in the Living History Project, the digital repository hosted by Madison Public Library.

If you would like to sign up for a time slot in advance, you may do so by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/1Ksvnv9v7Uq1dvTv5 (or) call and ask for Laura Damon-Moore at 608 266-6350 to sign up over the phone.

9am - 10am - Tours

10am - 11am - Garver History Panel presented by MacRostie Historic Advisors

Presenters include:

  • Rachel Firgens - MacRostie Historic Advisors
  • John Martens - Local Historian/Architect
  • Tom Sylke - Great-grandson of Hans Struck
  • Jim Hatch - Owner of Garver Feed Mill and Supply Co.
  • Jim Gempler - Occupant of the Garver Loft Apartment/Architect
  • Mike Fuss - Madison Fire Department (former)
  • Jeanne Hoffman - City of Madison (former)
  • More to be announced soon

11am - 12pm - Tours

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Due to the limited parking available on-site, we highly recommend walking, biking, carpooling and/or the use of ride sharing services such as (Uber/Lyft) to and from the event.

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3241 Garver Green

Madison, WI 53704

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