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Trimborn Farm is a time machine back to 19th century Milwaukee

Published Sept. 4, 2014

Driving down Grange Avenue around the border of Hales Corners and Greendale, the two towns look like typical pleasant suburbs, with assorted shops, strip malls, small businesses and parks mixed in between the cozy subdivisions and homes. And then you come across Trimborn Farm, a seven-and-a-half-acre time machine back to the 1800s, providing a glimpse at the history of the two towns and the city of Milwaukee.


Find your thread in the tapestry of Milwaukee history

Published Aug. 24, 2014

Lately, a lot of requests have arrived via email asking about how one goes about researching the places they call home. Here are some tips for Milwaukeeans curious about how their abodes came to be and who inhabited them in the past.


Historical Society continues to boost web presence

Published March 16, 2013

The Milwaukee County Historical Society has put a new shine on its historic building - built as the Second Ward Savings Bank - in recent years. But the respected institution, which houses an impressive collection of Milwaukee documents, photographs and items on-site and in its warehouse, has also given its web presence a new luster.


Sometimes we don't see Milwaukee changing right before our eyes

Published Dec. 22, 2012

Recently, I was reminded how much Milwaukee has changed in the nearly 30 years I've lived here; how the razing of some buildings and the construction of others has altered the cityscape. But I also realized, later that same day, that it happens all the time and sometimes little things we see every day and take for granted can quietly go dark and often it takes a long time to realize how much has changed.

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