Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Historical Society"

Wisconsin Historical Society
What Can Change in a Century? 20 Photos of Wisconsin from the ’20s.

Whether you were alive to see it, or just curious about our state's history-- here's a glimpse of what Wisconsin life looked like a century ago.

Courtesy: US Navy
Pearl Harbor Through Wisconsin Eyes: Stories from the State’s 150 Survivors

Most of us weren't alive-- or old enough to remember-- December 7, 1941. So we rely on the recollections of the 150 Wisconsin soldiers who witnessed the infamy firsthand.

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.

Wis-Story: Standout Moments as Wisconsin Turns 174

The Badger State—America’s own Up North—celebrates its statehood anniversary on Sunday. Even back then, Wisconsin showed the push-pull between progressives and conservatives on what directions we take.

Culinary historian Susan Phelps, who selects the recipes from cookbooks published in 1796 and 1844, has created three menus of period dishes at the Wade House. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
Cooking Like It’s 1799: Wade House’s Historic Classes Return

Using cookbooks from 1796-1844 as reference, the Wade House's cooking classes show attendees how to serve up dinners like the olden days.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Festivus Spirit Runs Especially Deep in Wisconsin

Buy a Milwaukee-made Festivus pole, air your grievances at Great Lakes Distillery, or see an "unadorned and lustrous" decoration at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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.