Stories tagged: "history"


Rob Novak
Raise a Glass to Old World Wisconsin—the Showcase of Settler Life Will Show Off the Old Styles of Brewing

Half a century after opening, the state’s historical society site will open a working brewhouse to teach the many ways immigrants brought the craft to their new world.

A woman observes a display of vintage aluminum Christmas trees in Manitowoc as part of the city's Evergleams on Eighth celebration. (Photo courtesy of Barb Bundy-Jost)
Aluminum Christmas Trees? They’re a ‘Home-Grown’ Wisconsin Invention.

Visit Manitowoc to celebrate all things Evergleam and learn about the history of the vintage Christmas decorations.

From left: Sue Hoefs, Elie Gendloff, and Tom Mall were among more than a dozen UpNorthNews readers who reflected on 9/11 ahead of the 20th anniversary. (Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
‘Like Watching a Horror Movie’: Reflecting On 9/11, 20 Years Later

More than a dozen UpNorthNews readers shared their memories of the terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 Americans 20 years ago.

Al Capone, left, Baby Face Nelson, and John Dillinger were among the gangsters who came to Wisconsin in the 1920s for "work" and play. (Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
From Bank Heists to Hideaways, Wisconsin Has a Rich Gangster History

Proximity to Chicago made Wisconsin a favorite place to “work” and play among society's less-savory individuals.