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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 ...

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 — ...

Wisconsin 101: Paramount Records, Wisconsin’s Home For The Blues

To sell phonographic cabinets, a furniture business in Port Washington decided to start a record label. It became one of ...

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 ...

Beloit College Archivist Arrives as a Student and Never Leaves

Beloit College is known as the ‘Harvard of the Midwest.’ It’s a place students come to learn and for Fred ...

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, ...

Maritime Archaeologist Dives Into History, Exploring Great Lake Shipwrecks

Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society. She and her team are interested in history sunken ...

How The Badger Burrowed Into Wisconsin’s Identity

Wisconsin is THE badger state. It's on the flag. It's the mascot of the state's biggest university. And back in ...

Play Ball! Milwaukee’s Love Affair With Baseball

Baseball season begins once again this week. It’s a sport with a long history in Milwaukee. Historian John Gurda brings ...