Our Wisconsin

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


This view of Lake Winnebago is from Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park.
This is the Lake Winnebago Road Trip Itinerary You Didn’t Know You Needed

There’s more to the state’s largest body of water than what’s along the I-41 strip.

Ice cream – including Orange Chocolate Bliss and Huckleberry – is made in small batches at Sassy Cow Creamery. (Photo by Mary Bergin)
Get Your Ice Cream Right From the Source at These Creameries This Summer

A sweet road trip can give you a taste of what rural Wisconsin offers to cool your taste buds.

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Here’s the Definitive Guide to County Fair Season in Wisconsin

The rides, exhibits, food, and camaraderie you love are coming back.

A woman paddle boards in Peninsula State Park in Door County. The county's tourism bureau expects a busy Memorial Day weekend as people begin to travel again after a year of staying put during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of John Nienhuis/Destination Door County)
‘Travel is Back’: Wisconsin Tourism Industry Primed for a Big Memorial Day Weekend

With the pandemic slowing, people are on the move again. Wisconsin's tourism industry is ready.

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.”