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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Arts and Sciences Continuing Education
Hosts Seminar About Fur Trading Industry
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Oct. 14, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office will hold a non-credit seminar titled "Fur Trade in the Great Lakes Region."

The course will explore the history, culture, people and events surrounding the fur trade industry between 1650 and 1850.

The program will feature four presenters with educational backgrounds in the fur trade. Marge Hebbring is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwas and is a direct descendent of a fur trade family. Jim Stokes is a member of several fur trade re-enactment groups in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pete Roller has 23 years experience teaching American history and works as a community relations specialist for the Wisconsin Education Association Council. And Tom Fern is an ordained clergyman and professional educator with a master's degree in history and social sciences.

The course will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Oct. 23 and ending Nov. 20, in room 202 of Hibbard Hall at UW-Eau Claire.

The program is open to the public. The cost for the class is $35, which will cover the cost of instruction and materials. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20.

To register or for more information, call the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office at (715) 836-2031.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Oct. 14, 1997