Our Wisconsin

An Unabashedly Wisconsin celebration of our state’s people, places and stories

Vanessa Watts cooks, delivers and coordinates Lasagna Love volunteers in parts of central and eastern Wisconsin.
Volunteers Make and Deliver Comfort Food for Wisconsin Families in Need

Vaccinations are coming, but hard-hit households will need help for some time to come.

Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman. Photos provided by Wisconsin Historical Society.
The True Story Behind Abolitionists Who Helped Joshua Glover Escape

“It’s a white hero rescuing Black people, and I think that that serves a very particular narrative.”

Members of Wisconsin's Pleasant Ridge community, located near Dodgeville in Iowa County, circa 1895. (Photo provided by Wisconsin Historical Society)
Wisconsin’s Black History Is Complex and Largely Unacknowledged, Say Historians

“I think that we should ask Wisconsinites: Think about why very few people know this history when this is not hard to find.”

Immortalized in this statue in Milwaukee, baseball legend Hank Aaron played with the Milwaukee Braves from 1954-1965, the relocated Atlanta Braves until 1974, and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975 and 1976. After a stint in the Negro League, Aaron's first minor league experience came with the Braves' Eau Claire squad in 1952. Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record in 1974. Aaron died Friday at the age of 86. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Hank Aaron Spent a Summer Up North in 1952. He Credited It for Building His Confidence.

Legendary slugger who played in Eau Claire prior to Milwaukee and Atlanta died Friday at 86.

This 7-year-old's Virtual Lemonade Stand Raised Enough Money to Feed 600 Families for a Week
WI Girl’s Virtual Lemonade Stand Will Be Highlighted in Inauguration Special About Giving

Her goal was $90, but donors and a non-profit restaurant have helped her raise $53,000.

In a sign of the times, the statue of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi has been masked up since early in the coronavirus pandemic.
Packers Heritage Trail Shows How a Team From a Little City Built a Big Following

Get ready for the playoffs with a walking tour that includes favorite haunts of Packer legends.