Thursday host Allen Ruff talks to professor and award-winning historian Linda Gordon about her new book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. They discuss the rise of the KKK in the twentieth century, including their presence in cities like Portland, OR and Indianapolis, […]
UW-Madison School of Music Jazz History Professor Matthew Endres will present “Jazz in the Dairy Land: A Brief History of Jazz in Wisconsin”, discussing the influence on jazz by regional artists such as Al Jarreau (Milwaukee), Viola Smith (Mt. Cavalry, WI) and Woody Herman (Milwaukee).
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 […]