Pop open a bottle from the old Cassel Soda Company and you’ll find surprising stories about Prohibition, Milwaukee’s resort towns, and urbanization in early-1900s Wisconsin.
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.
The Penguin Server, an aluminum household item produced in West Bend, Wisconsin, played a key role in facilitating the rise of suburban cocktail parties following World War II.
Kander was “the Jane Addams of Milwaukee”–a social reformer who wanted Jewish immigrants to Wisconsin to become more American.
In the 1800s, bottle manufacturers began automating the production process, leading to a long line of new bottle designs.
Invented in Chicago and produced in Racine, Wisconsin, William Horlick’s malted milk became a world-famous nutritional supplement.
Operating from Racine, Wisconsin, Horlick’s Malted Milk Company transformed the dairy industry of the upper Midwest and sold its products all across the globe.
At the peak of the cherry industry in the late 1940s and early 1950s, 10,000 migrant workers came to Door County annually to pick cherries.
The Penguin Server, an aluminum household item produced in West Bend, Wisconsin, graced many patio and picnic tables as suburban households embraced outdoor grilling and recreation following World War II.
A penguin-themed serving bowl dishes out stories about the aluminum industry, postwar consumer culture, and home entertainment in mid-twentieth century Wisconsin.
Lizzie Black Kander believed that future mothers could build moral character through cooking classes.