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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSYZJGAGvww (Timeless Trailer from Television Promo) Molly and I were really excited for fall television programming to begin again. The days are short, the nights are cool, and there is nothing better than curling up on the couch for some TV after a hard day at work. Besides Survivor on CBS, we now have another… Continue reading TIMELESS
Fall is here again, and soon winter will bring snow. Colder weather means more time to sit down and write--or at least that is my plan. It has been a busy but short summer here at the Frederick house. Molly and I have had quite a few weddings to go to this year, and Molly even stood up… Continue reading Sunday Evening Reflections