Madison, WI Surrounded by Reality

Official City of Madison Flag

“Surrounded by Reality” A quote by Lee Dreyfus, future Governor of Wisconsin, while campaigning in 1978. He said “Madison is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.” Madison has grown since then; currently it's about 76 square miles.       More about the site...


Surrounded by Reality Footer Logo

Today in Madison History

June 21, 1877
Science Hall opens, at cost of $96,932. The 3-story, U-shaped Italianate sandstone and wood building on Park Street is the second purely instructional building on campus.