At the turn of the 20th century, new research in the field of astronomy saw the development of large telescopes like the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay.
Equipment manufacturers like Suick and Mepps played a role in making fishing a major tourist attraction in northern Wisconsin.
Investing in research to prevent disease on their fox farms, the Fromm brothers became key players in the development of a canine distemper vaccine.
Memories of European immigration, the Depression, and the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps are woven into the fabric of this commemorative sham.
A bite of Door County history: a tourist souvenir from Ephraim, Wisconsin reminds visitors of the thriving cherry industry.
Door County residents embraced the term Cherryland, incorporating it in the naming of local organizations and businesses.
Young Edward Drab of Langlade County, Wisconsin, helps us remember what everyday life was like for a recruit in the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
Founded in Wausau, WI, in 1911, America’s first workers compensation insurance company started using equipment like the Maico Audiometer to develop new standards of workplace safety.
From beaver trapping in the 1600s to fox farming in the 1930s, fashion has always ruled the fur industry.
One of Wisconsin’s most avid collectors, Frank Duchateau donated his trove of over 12,000 artifacts to the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.
Five brothers from Hamburg, Wisconsin, built a fox-fur empire that transformed the fur industry and played a major role in the development of a canine distemper vaccine.
Invented in Chicago and produced in Racine, Wisconsin, William Horlick’s malted milk became a world-famous nutritional supplement.