Have you ever wondered what lies in the depths of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers? Join us for this drop-in event to learn how maritime archaeologists map our state’s shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries. WHI Image ID 120221
Over the eons, Wisconsin has been the site of continental collisions, volcanic eruptions, mountain ranges, ancient seas, and crushing glaciers. Geologic events and processes of the distant past have shaped today’s varied landscapes in the state, influenced the evolution of ecosystems, and played a role in the development of human economies and cultures. By hiking […]
North Americans know Laura Ingalls Wilder best as the author of eight books based on her late-nineteenth-century pioneer childhood in the Midwest. These books portray a romanticized image of the individual and self-reliant pioneer; however, historical evidence shows a much more complex image of family connections and parallel family movement. Discover what the lives of […]
Explore the relatively unknown story of Mildred Fish-Harnack, a University of Wisconsin graduate who helped lead the underground resistance against the Nazis until her capture, torture and execution by guillotine – the only American woman executed on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler. Delve into the tensions after WWII and how the Harnack name would […]
As the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, pass their midpoint, you might be wondering about what’s the deal with the Olympic flame and why do the Games have a torch? Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke look at the history of the Olympics and explain some of it’s grander, and stranger, traditions.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor Christy Clark-Pujara examines attempts to achieve black male suffrage in early Wisconsin. For the first seventeen years of statehood, black men in Wisconsin were barred from the ballot box, and their disenfranchisement excluded them from shaping the state’s first public institutions. However, black Wisconsinites refused to accept their political marginality. […]