The February Artifact of the Month at the Kenosha History Center is a Depression-era waffle iron.
When the temperatures turn frigid on the shores of the Great Lakes, the snap-crackle-pop of the ice is a chilling reminder of what sailors faced 100 years ago.
It’s back to school in September, and the Kenosha History Center is ringing in the new school year!
The July Artifact of the Month at the Kenosha History Center spotlights the bicycle craze in Kenosha.
A “Remember the Maine!” quilt from 1898 is the Artifact of the Month for February at the Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place.
A pair of gloves and rosette worn at Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession in Chicago on May 1-2, 1865, is the November Artifact of the Month at Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place.
Many people believe the recent chicanery in the election cycle is unprecedented.
If you haven’t seen the 1929 Nash Victoria Opera Coupe at the Kenosha History Center, you better get a move on, as the antique auto leaves the floor of the Rambler Gallery at the end this month.
Simmons Island along Kenosha’s lakeshore has been the scene of re-enactments of the Civil War and the Revolutionary War, but the real “war” that was fought on the soil is rarely mentioned.
I thought I’d seen every image of early Kenosha in existence and at a glance could tell you where a stately old building was located. Surely I could at least say whether or not that building had stood in Kenosha.
Unfunded mandates are the bane of existence when they come to local governmental bodies. While maddening, such mandates also can stir the creative juices to solve common problems.
The 48 names on the 125-year-old charter of the Woman’s Club of Kenosha reads like the industrial revolution Who’s Who of Kenosha society: Allen, Bain, Durkee, Lance, Pennoyer, Simmons, Welles and Yule, to name a few.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the little one-room schoolhouse was a hallowed tradition in rural areas.
Compassion compels us to expressions of sympathy when strangers suffer a loss.
A pair of ice skates from the 1850s is the Artifact of the Month for January on display at the Kenosha History Center.
We tend to think of using technology to widen exposure (think social media) as a modern tactic, but back in the 19th and 20th centuries, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics and Baptists were using the technology of the day — the railroad — to spread the word of God.
Eighty years ago next Sunday, the families of the men who worked in Kenosha’s commercial fishing industry paced the floors with worry.
Is it just me or did civic and commercial displays of the holidays seem bigger when we were kids?
Question: Long before there was a Veterans Day celebrated on Nov. 11 each year, there was an Armistice Day, which celebrated the day World War I ended. Where in Kenosha was a replica of Europe’s American cemeteries placed, with rows of white crosses, each Armistice Day?
Last month, national grocery chain Kroger Co. acquired Milwaukee-based Roundy’s Inc., the parent company of Pick ’n Save, in an $800 million deal.
There are places you remember that bookmark a moment in time.
In the darkness of the early morning of Sunday, Nov. 24, 1861, a crowd of Kenoshans gathered at the railroad station waiting for a trainload of new Army recruits.
It’s tough when a fledgling congregation has to meet in another church’s space.
Nicholas Pirsch was a wagon builder in Kenosha in 1857. When his first child Minnie was born about 1863, he carved a rocking horse for her.