Stories tagged: "Wisconsin 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.

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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.

(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.

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From a Summer Camp for Spiritualists to a College for Mediums, Wisconsin’s Spirited History Persists Today

Spiritualism peaked in the mid-19th century, but the belief in communicating with the dead persisted much longer here.

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Wisconsin’s Shipwreck Coast Gets National Recognition

Lake Michigan sanctuary holds 36 wrecks, with another 60 undiscovered.