Built on Scrap Part I – Wisconsin History and the Scrap Industry (Virtual)

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Built on Scrap Part I – Wisconsin History and the Scrap Industry (Virtual)

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

While many people associate the phrase “scrap yard” with scrap metal, the scope of scrap dealing in Wisconsin is far more diverse. In addition to dealing with scrap iron and nonferrous metals, Wisconsin scrap dealers have dealt in scrap paper and rags, hides and bones from slaughterhouses, and army surplus.

Like their counterparts in other states, Wisconsin scrap dealers have sought opportunities where other people saw materials to discard. Join  Jonathan Pollack, Honorary Fellow of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as he traces the evolution of scrap dealing in Wisconsin and tracks the parallel evolution of the Wisconsin economy.

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This program is free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/events/built-on-scrap-1/

Organizer

Cassie Sacotte Sacotte
Email:
cassies@milwaukeejewish.org
Website:
https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/events/opening-preview-scrap/

Venue

Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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