Kander was “the Jane Addams of Milwaukee”–a social reformer who wanted Jewish immigrants to Wisconsin to become more American.
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.
In the mid-1910s, Port Washington’s Wisconsin Chair Company began pressing and selling records to boost sales of their phonograph cabinets, leading to the creation of Paramount Records.
An old 78 record spins a tune about Port Washington’s Paramount Records, one of the leading blues music production studios of the 1920s.
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.
Port Washington’s Paramount Records became perhaps the most important blues recording company of the 1920s. The company’s success depended on its ability to recruit black performers.
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.
From wax masters to pressed shellac, Paramount Records produced 78 rpm records at its plant in Grafton, Wisconsin.
A first edition of The Settlement Cook Book lives in the foundation of the 1911 Settlement House in Milwaukee, a building the book helped fund.