Be the detective! Unravel the clues and think like a historian to find the real stories behind mysterious Wisconsin history artifacts.
Discover Eau Claire, a community that was both shaped and empowered by the convergence of two rivers. Follow the origins of the Native people who lived on the land and the growth of timber milling, tire manufacturing, and cookware industries that provided employment for Eau Claire residents.
Explore the story of two Wisconsin cities with a contentious beginning that grew to be collaborative communities of innovation and service. Film, archival images, and interviews with historians, local citizens and experts illustrate the two cities' rich stories and their role in shaping international manufacturing and retailing.
"Big Dreams Idea Mapper” enables students to concretely draw connections between the events and themes in the documentary “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams” and the students’ lives, homes, and community. To create an idea map, students first choose a graphic organizer, such as a topic chart, Venn diagram, or timeline.
Historians, local citizens and experts tell stories of tourism, cherries, art, and geology that capture the history of Door County. Viewers will also explore ethnic heritages that still thrive across the land, its art history, and efforts to preserve both the land and the natural beauty that define one of Wisconsin’s most charming places.
After her political career ended, Vel Phillips continued to work for equity and justice.
Vel Phillips was elected Wisconsin’s first African American Secretary of State.
Governor Patrick Lucey appointed Vel Phillips as a children’s court judge.
Vel Phillips was arrested while rallying for the right to live in any neighborhood.
Milwaukee residents were not allowed to buy housing in certain neighborhoods because of segregation.