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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert E. Gard Memorial Storyteller's Circle

 
 
Robert E. Gard Memorial Storyteller's Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Robert E. Gard Memorial Storyteller's Circle Marker
Inscription.  Robert E. Gard (1910-1992) wrote, spoke, taught, and lived the Wisconsin Idea through community arts development. Convinced everyone has a story to tell, he envisioned a Wisconsin in which everyone wrote, painted, danced, acted or sang their story. His own writing captured Wisconsin's "sense of place" and history, and influenced national and international audiences.

This Storyteller's Circle honors his work and invites future generations of story tellers.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation.
 
Location. 43° 4.601′ N, 89° 24.17′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Observatory Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is in the Muir Woods on the north side of Observatory Drive, across Observatory Drive from North Hall, on the University of Wisconsin campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rasmus Björn Anderson (here, next to this marker); Natural Wonders
Storyteller's Circle with Markers in Background image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Storyteller's Circle with Markers in Background
"The Wisconsin Idea: Expansive Minds and Star-Aspiring Ideals

"A person and the Wisconsin land are inseparable in grassroots arts

"'If you try, you can indeed alter the face and hearts of America.' Robert E. Gard"
(within shouting distance of this marker); Howard M. Temin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Hall (about 400 feet away); The American Character (about 400 feet away); The Power of Ideas (about 500 feet away); Black Hawk (about 600 feet away); On the Air (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Power of Ideas. A marker on the Wisconsin Idea. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Another View of Storyteller's Circle image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
3. Another View of Storyteller's Circle
With the Rasmus Björn Anderson marker in the background.
Adjacent Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
4. Adjacent Marker
Inscription on Adjacent Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
5. Inscription on Adjacent Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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