One of the new exhibits for 2014 at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI takes us back to the 1890’s- the golden age of the bicycle. At the end of the 19th century, bikes were all the rage. The automobile was still a curiosity and bicycles offered a personal transportation option different from the horse […]
On my way to Eau Claire this past week I decided to get off of Highway 29 and explore beyond the obvious building just off the highway. So when the exit for Curtiss came up I hopped off and headed toward town. I found a great display outside the Curtiss Community Center all about the […]
It always amazes me when folks walk through museums or by historic areas and ask “I wonder what…”, yet they never take the time to solve the mysteries at hand. Always ask the docent… especially Margrette (I apologize if I spelled your name wrong!) at the Madeline Island State Historical Museum. Every time we visit […]
It isn’t often that I am given the chance to head out and explore Wisconsin as a solo act- but this past week I headed to Washburn and Bayfield sans co-pilots. I arrived in Washburn at about 11:30 and decided to begin the day with a visit to the Washburn Historical Society. I had visited […]
This weekend you can relive the golden age of the railroad at the Stonefield Village historical site in Cassville, Wisconsin. The site, run by the Wisconsin State Historical Society interprets life and history in turn of the century southwestern Wisconsin. The Golden Age of the Railroad is loosely defined as the time period between 1880 […]
Located on the southern edge of Phillips, Wisconsin in Price Country lies one of the most unusual county parks you may ever encounter. The Wisconsin Concrete Park exhibits the work of Fred Smith, a folk artist that whose medium was concrete, broken beer bottles, and other pieces of found objects.
A while back I was introduced to the Yellowstone Trail, which runs from coast to coast, and right through Wisconsin. I downloaded the guide and took the trail from the Milwaukee area to Stevens Point. I got off the trail a few times, but always seemed to wander back to the historic trail. Along the Yellowstone Trail […]