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The Business of Leisure at Lee's Academy in Madison
Most shoreline residents associate Madison with sandy beaches, kempt lawns, and golf and tennis clubs. It wasn't always this way, though. The Business of Leisure: Madison Welcomes its Summer Colony traces the evolution of this small town. Sponsored by the Madison Historical Society, the exhibit reveals the town's transformation from a struggling community with a shrinking population to a destination for summer tourism. The exhibit includes period photos and artifacts that give a glimpse into the life of Madison residents in the late 19th century.
By Alison Geisler
July 30, 2013