Results tagged with 'History'
Published Nov. 20, 2016
Despite being surrounded by the unfamiliar, I felt like I was cozily at home during my stay at The Astor Hotel - and that's a pretty impressive achievement for a hotel, especially when a guest's guts are actively staging a violent coup against him.
Published Oct. 6, 2016
The MPM will unveil some of Wisconsin's best kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin," on Thursday, Oct. 6. The exhibit, spanning MPM's collections in both natural and cultural history, is made up of nearly 50 objects and artifacts that are rarely on display.
Published Sept. 19, 2016
On Feb. 4, 1963, two Milwaukee mansions had their dates with destiny. One distinctive mansion lives on as the otherworldly Villa Terrace Museum. Its contemporary, the David Benjamin mansion, was not quite so lucky.
Published Aug. 31, 2016
Although there isn't much groundbreaking at Jefferson and Mason today, the groundbreaking legacy of the Ambrosia House - the city's first full-service vegetarian restaurant - has never been more alive in Milwaukee.
Published Aug. 9, 2016
By 1969, the old building at Water and St. Paul looked like just another Downtown dive waiting to be knocked down. Before being ravaged by fire and razed for parking, however, the Cross Keys had a long and colorful life, filled with disaster, violence and scandal.
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When we think about the American Pioneer, we tend to focus almost exclusively on what theydidn't have. A job, for instance, much less a home. They tended to have little in the way of standardized education and were often at the mercy of nature's elements. They were without community and prot...
Thursday December 19th, 2013 – Island Lake, IL This is supposed to be the best time in history to be alive, but I’m not so sure if I’m convinced. Technology offers a lot of wonderful conveniences we only dreamed about not that long ago, but the human side of life...
The Productivity Paradox – Comparing Innovations by Paul Winghart Would you rather be the only one with a motorcar in 2013 or the only one with a smart phone in 1913? Assuming the entire current infrastructure is in place so your phone would work then as it does now, the question ge...
Five Wisconsin firms have submitted winning bids to build a new 38,000-square-foot Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum at Wade House historic site in Greenbush. The new year-round facility will overlook Highway 23, the busy Sheboygan County thoroughfare, midway between Sheboygan and...
THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...
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