History, Projects

Winnebago County Courthouse Preservation: Part I

I've been keeping myself busy these past few months with all sorts of historical projects and am finally getting a chance to blog again. I would say a lot of people out there go to work, put in their time, and punch out at the end of the day. Lately, my line of work has… Continue reading Winnebago County Courthouse Preservation: Part I

Museums

Great War to Great Gatsby

Molly and I had a great Labor Day weekend. We did some of the usual summer rituals. We had friends over for a brat fry, beer, and a campfire to roast s'mores and visit.  It was a great way to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. But a holiday weekend is not complete without learning… Continue reading Great War to Great Gatsby

Allis-Chalmers

Better By Design: A Century of Allis-Chalmers Tractors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HlYucCMCQw Wow, what a fun experience speaking at the West Allis Historical Society fall banquet about Allis-Chalmers tractors. I met a few people with some great stories about  the company. I had a great time preparing my presentation and sharing it. So, I thought ahead and recorded the event for you, my follower, to hear. I also linked… Continue reading Better By Design: A Century of Allis-Chalmers Tractors

History

A Look Back : Postcards of Oshkosh | OSHKOSH PUBLIC LIBRARY

For those of you interested in Oshkosh history, here is a cool talk coming up this Wednesday at the library! A Look Back : Postcards of OshkoshA Look Back : Postcards of Oshkosh presented by Ron MetzWednesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.  Lower level meeting room.Ron Metz of the Oshkosh Memorabilia Club shares a slice… Continue reading A Look Back : Postcards of Oshkosh | OSHKOSH PUBLIC LIBRARY

History, Museums

Camp 5 and the Lumberjack Steam Train

This past weekend our families got together in northern Wisconsin. It was a weekend of relaxation and fun at the lake. We spent some time out on the lake boating and swimming. My father-in-law, Dan, was the cook, and my father, Mitch, was the entertainment! It seems like whenever we visit the cottage we do… Continue reading Camp 5 and the Lumberjack Steam Train