Investing in research to prevent disease on their fox farms, the Fromm brothers became key players in the development of a canine distemper vaccine.
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.
Kander was “the Jane Addams of Milwaukee”–a social reformer who wanted Jewish immigrants to Wisconsin to become more American.
Awarded to six Milwaukee rescue boat volunteers in 1875, this medal is a reminder of the history of risk and heroism along Wisconsin’s shores.
As Chicago’s population grew in the 1800s, more and more people traveled “up north” to Milwaukee for vacations, spurring the creation of nearby resort towns.
After a major bowling tournament in 1905, the American Bowling Congress relocated from New York to Milwaukee, making the city the bowling capital of America.
One of the first Mexican immigrant communities in Wisconsin reveals a story of becoming Mexican-American.
German immigrants helped develop a vibrant musical culture in Wisconsin, influencing musical tastes across America through the late 1800s.
A tattered music recital poster sings songs of Milwaukee’s late-nineteenth century music scene, the women’s movement, and early Mexican immigration to Wisconsin.
One of the first Mexicans to ever call Milwaukee home, Raphael Baez also became one of the city’s most respected musicians.
Lizzie Black Kander believed that future mothers could build moral character through cooking classes.
Practical, economical, reliable: the unlikely origins of a hundred-year-old cookbook that still graces kitchens across America.