The sheer size of the Titanic was a sight to behold in 1912, but over 100 years later, how does this vessel compare to a modern cruise ship? Source: Visualized: Comparing the Titanic to a Modern Cruise Ship
A few months ago I made the decision to step down from the board of directors of the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. I have been a board members since April 2014, and I felt it was my time to step away from that role and just participate as a volunteer. I've made so… Continue reading Changing Gears
I hope that all of my readers and followers have been staying safe and healthy during this wild chapter of world history. My family and I have been taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe these past three months--social distancing, masks, and practicing good hygiene It's been a tough and strenuous quarantine, but we… Continue reading Covid-19 Journal Project
If I have not made it obvious, I work for Winnebago County as a maintenance technician and ensure our public buildings are running top notch. Besides learning new skills, I really enjoy learning about our buildings' histories--especially our courthouse. Our department operates out of the former Winnebago County Highway Department shop, and I never really… Continue reading Winnebago County Highway Garage
This didn't happen to me too much. Molly was kind and let me keep my shows, but this would definitely be the face I made if I discovered my recorded shows were deleted.
Some Monday morning historical humor to start the day right.
Check out the new logo! From time to time I like to change things up, and it was time to retire my presidential campaign poster as my banner. I've replaced it with my Bitmoji avatar! I hope it screams, "Hey, I study history and also like to have fun!" After I updated my blog… Continue reading New Logo, New Look!
It's been two years since the quest began to bring this original Winnebago County Courthouse light fixture back home. My former supervisor and friend Isaiah and I have a mutual appreciation for architecture and history. Our courthouse is a beautiful example of the Depression Moderne style from the 1930s. I was fortunate in that he… Continue reading The Courthouse Light Returns
Check out the new "My Work" tab in the About Me section on the menu bar. I've had inquiries from people in the last couple of months asking for my help with research requests on family members or other local historical information. I've decided to put my skills and history degree to use to help… Continue reading Historian for Hire
I've been a board member of the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society here in Oshkosh for the last three years. We have an awesome facility in the old John Morgan house. The Morgans were the founders of one of the reputable sash and door factories back in Oshkosh's heyday of the lumber industry. Our society… Continue reading Archival Organization Project