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Milwaukee Buzz - March 31, 2015
Doors Open Milwaukee in March: Feasting on thick, juicy in-depth tours
Occasionally I like to compare the two main components of attending Doors Open Milwaukee to food, probably because I like both almost equally. Sometimes when you are on the go, something light and quick is just what you are looking for. But what about those times when you want to slow down, relax and take in something with a little more substance? This is where the second component of Doors Open comes into play: the in-depth tour.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 12, 2014
Repairs begin at the old Soldiers' Home
Today, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) announced repairs will begin on a number of historic buildings on the sprawling grounds of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home Historic District, which I featured in a spelunking story last year.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 23, 2013
Free app walks through history at the National Soldiers Home
There's no better time to head out to what a lot of Milwaukeeans used to simply call "Wood, Wisconsin," for a tour of the grounds. Best of all, you can go anytime and the tour is free, if you have an Android or iPhone. That's because there's a walking tour app - which just may be the first of its kind in the state - that you can download free and use as an audio tour and map to the sprawling 90-acre grounds.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 15, 2013
Historic preservation is easier than you think
Milwaukee historic preservation advocate Dawn McCarthy explains the economic and environmental benefits of preserving our past.
Milwaukee Buzz - Jan. 17, 2013
Urban spelunking: The National Soldiers Home Historic District
It's amazing how close, and yet how unknown and misunderstood, the old Soldiers Home on the Veterans Administration Grounds - which is also home to Wood National Cemetery - still is to many Milwaukeeans. Join us as we take a look.

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Dear John
"Dear John" tells story of John Tyree, a young ...