Results tagged with 'history'
Published Aug. 8, 2015
As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.
Published June 11, 2015
On Tuesday, June 16, an event coordinated by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance will pay tribute to the work and contributions of Paul Jakubovich.
Published May 14, 2015
Located in Hales Corners, the W. Ben Hunt Cabin is much more than simply an old rustic locale. It's a lived-in museum to an era long gone, as well as a tribute to an incredible man who predicted the future, turned his hobby into history and did his best to keep some of our nation's earliest traditions from disappearing and merely collecting dust in the past.
Published April 14, 2015
It was called the "saddest week in Milwaukee's history." 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. As one early history of Milwaukee records, "The city was hushed in grief. Silently and sorrowfully the buildings, many of them still gaily flaunting the joyous decorations of the week before, were clad in the habiliments of woe." Many of those Milwaukeeans were doubtlessly remembering Lincoln's visit to the city, just six years earlier.
Published March 13, 2015
Since he was a kid, Carter Lupton has loved seeing stories told on the big screen. He still sees movies regularly; in fact, that first big screen exposure to ancient culture with 1959's "Hercules" eventually guided Lupton to where he is now, helping to craft and tell stories of his own - the ultimate story: history - as the lead curator for the Milwaukee Public Museum's "Crossroads of Civilization," the museum's first new permanent exhibition in more than a decade.
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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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