Wisconsin Geological Society History
In the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930's, the
the Milwaukee Public Museum hired people in 1935 to create
science exhibits. These Works Progress Administration (WPA)
started meeting outside working hours in their homes to
exhibits. In February 1936, they formed the Wisconsin
Society, which was allowed to meet the first Monday of each
the Museum. In 1940, the Society was one of the three
founding clubs of
the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological
In 1947, the Wisconsin Geological Society, Inc. was
the laws of the State of Wisconsin as a non-profit,
WGS contributes money to the UW-Milwaukee Geo-Science scholarship fund.
Donations are tax deductible.
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