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Remembering The Sheboygan Armory: A Hub For Concerts, Basketball & Community

For nearly 80 years, the Sheboygan Armory has overlooked Lake Michigan. Completed in 1942, it was a project of the ...

‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...

Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Geographically, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares ...

Socialists In Our Midst? Wisconsin’s Dream Of A ‘Cooperative Commonwealth’

Wisconsin has a rich history in politics that has influenced many of the nation’s major political movements.  Contributor Eric Dregni ...

Wisconsin 101: Pasties

Imagine this: It’s early morning in a small Wisconsin town about a century ago. The sun hasn’t risen, but parents ...

Not So Mysterious: Past And Present Masonic Temples Build Community

There are several Masonic Lodges of Freemasons in the Northwoods, but the network has always had an air of mystery. ...

What Was Milwaukee’s First Hip-Hop Song? ‘Backspin’ Podcast Digs Into History

If you’re a big music history nerd, you know there’s a ton of information out there about hip-hop’s roots in ...

The Search For The Synthesizers Behind The ‘All Things Considered’ Theme

Don Voegeli wrote one of the most famous songs in public radio history — the theme for NPR's "All Things Considered — ...

Peddling A Paper City: How Madison Became Wisconsin’s Capital

If you've spent any time at the Wisconsin state Capitol building, you know it's majestic, both inside and out. It's ...

The Hello Girls Of WWI: Heroes On The Front Lines

Way before cell phones, there were these things called telephones. And in the early days, a telephone call required a ...

Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

For The Love Of Military History

When you walk into a classroom at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, there’s one desk that stands out. It’s ...

Milwaukee Meets The Beatles

On September 4, 1964, the Beatles played their only show in Wisconsin. Writer Dean Robbins tells us about the madness ...