COVID-19 Updates: For the most up-to-date information on accessing our services learn more here.

Matt Blessing | Wisconsin Historical Society

Matt Blessing

Speakers Bureau

Matt Blessing | Wisconsin Historical Society
EnlargePortrait of Matt Blessing

Matt Blessing

Matt Blessing recently retired from the Wisconsin Historical Society but remains actively engaged in studying the history of the conservation and environmental movements in Wisconsin. He is the author of "'The inventions, though of little importance, opened all doors for me': John Muir's years as an inventor" in the Wisconsin Magazine of History. He gives a variety of talks about John Muir's youth in Wisconsin, including the early inventions that dazzled visitors at the Wisconsin State Fair. Matt is also available to speak about Aldo Leopold's study of history and on the Matanuska Valley Colony, the New Deal resettlement program that provided new homes for Wisconsin residents in Alaska!


  • Aldo Leopold
  • John Muir
  • The Matanuska Valley Colony

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about our speakers or topics, please contact us by email: