Roadshow's Most Wanted Case Number

RMW-002

Date of Incident

September, 2000

Seeker

Wisconsin Historical Society

Location

Madison, Wisconsin

Items Sought

Over 400 artifacts, most from the Native American Ethnographic Collection

Case Status

Ongoing

Case Summary

In the fall of 2000, the Wisconsin Historical Society made a shocking discovery: hundreds of artifacts from their collection had been taken, and one of their own ex-staff members was a primary suspect. In October 2001, former WHS curator, David Wooley, plead guilty to 14 counts of felony theft and 3 counts of failing to file a state tax return. Hundreds of artifacts remain at large.

Resources

Wisconsin Historical Society Native American Object Recovery Effort

Contact Info

paul.bourcier@wisconsinhistory.org | 608-264-6573