Author Events

Melinda Anne Roberts is a retired Master teacher, a former mentor teacher, and a professionally-trained presenter featured since the late-1990s at local, state, national, and international English as a Second Language conferences. She has re-enacted several times at Brown County cemetery walks, written numerous articles for local newsletters, has a monthly history column and is a regular contributor to The Press, and can present on a variety of Wisconsin history topics in addition to the remarkable stories discovered while researching and writing Little Wisconsin.

Upcoming Events

March 20, 2019 @ Noon-1:00 p.m.
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
Green Bay, WI
"Wisconsin Great River Road National Scenic Byway"
"The Best Drive in America", The Great River Road National Scenic Byway adjoins the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles, passing through 10 states from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico -- with 250 miles and 33 River Towns located along Wisconsin's "West Coast". In this travelogue we will visit seven Wisconsin Great River Road communities, each with a distinct history, personality, and legacy, including Maiden Rock (named for the suicide of a lovelorn Indian maiden), Stockholm (whose founding father was so unscrupulous the townspeople prevented his burial in the community cemetery), and Cochrane (home to Herman Rusch's whimsical Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden).
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May 3, 2019 @ 11:15-Noon
Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin, Inc.
Spring 2019 Conference
Oshkosh, WI

May 10, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
Green Bay, WI
"Murder, Mayhem and Madness" 
Direct from 18th and early-19th century headlines -- the ambush and murder of a Fort Howard doctor; a Casco brawl with pitchforks and bayonets; Mrs. Salter's New Lisbon axe murder and her husband's axe revenge; the Florence white sex slave operation of "Old Man" Mudge and the exacted retribution of the townspeople; the brutal beating death of a pregnant, unmarried Mt. Sterling woman and the mysterious disappearance of her 19-year-old lover -- these and other fascinating stories of murder, mayhem and madness will captivate and intrigue the imagination. Be forewarned -- these graphic accounts are not for the faint of heart!
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Ongoing Events

Melinda presents on the 1st Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
at the Brown County Aging & Disability Resource Center
300 South Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Seating is limited and these free presentations generally "sell out"!
Call THE ADRC 920-448-4300 to reserve your spot.

2018 ADRC Schedule
August 2 -- "Brown County's Bronze Beauties:
The marking of the history of Brown County"
September 6 -- "Wisconsin's National Historic Landmarks"
October 4 -- "Murder, Mayhem and Madness"
November 1 -- "Celebrating 'American Indian Heritage Month'"
December 12 -- "The Mysterious Fate of the Christmas Tree Ship"
(note day and date change)

2019 ADRC Schedule
January -- Guest Speaker: Don Youniss, "Green Bay Orphan Trains"
February 7 --
March 7 -- TBA
April 4 -- TBA
May 2 -- TBA
June 6 -- "Little Wisconsin" Book Launch

Past Events

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00-Noon
Lifelong Learning Institute, UW-Green Bay
"Little Wisconsin"

October 11, 2018 @ 10:00-Noon
Lifelong Learning Institute, UW-Green Bay
"Wisconsin's Trail of Tears: The Stockbridge Indians "

October, 5, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.
Stoughton Senior Center
Stoughton, WI
"Murder, Mayhem and Madness"

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