Author Archives: Alison Bruener

West Grand Avenue Buildings Razed – Photos

captured by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator, on September 20, 2018 The building depicted in each of these photos is the old Church’s Drug Store. From September 18th’s Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune:  “The Church’s Drug Store building is another staple on … Continue reading

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End of the 2018 season is upon us

Please note that Sunday, September 2nd is the final day of this season. We will be open from 1 – 4 p.m. Thank you for all of those who have visited! We appreciate it. Have a great Labor Day!

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Our Ancestry Test Results: 50 Shades of White

written by Angelica Engel, SWCHC Website Coordinator My parents, Dave and Kathy Engel, recently received the results of their DNA heritage test. Because both of them took it, I have all the relevant information about my own heritage. No … Continue reading

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1931 Lincoln High School Posters on Display

Prior to the closing of the 1931 LHS / East Junior High School building, Sandy Nugent made poster boards outlining each of the decades in its history. Until the Museum closes for the season in September, the boards from 1930 … Continue reading

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2018 Garden Walk July 21st Saturday July 21, 2018 Six beautiful gardens in Wisconsin Rapids will be featured. Six local artists will display their talents and offer their creations for sale. Our artists and artisans this year include a beekeeper offering premium honey from … Continue reading

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History Goof

Another awesome local history magazine: Artifacts #53 from the South Wood County Historical Museum. But beware page 15. The photo at top does not show the vocational addition as stated—but 1931 Lincoln High School being built. Behind it stands not … Continue reading

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Museum Open for the Summer! — Our Hours

written by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant Blooming apple trees and lilacs can only mean one thing here at 540 Third Street South:  the South Wood County Historical Museum is open for visitors! Our hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day:  … Continue reading

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Photos of Former Lincoln High School & East Junior High Building

Compiled by Kathy Engel, SWCHC Librarian The Wisconsin Rapids Public School District will discontinue the use of the East Junior High School building. Here are pictures from the past 115 years. The original Lincoln High School was built in 1903, … Continue reading

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Former Board Member Passes Away

Francis “Bud” Daly, age 89, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Our House Senior Living on 12th Street, Wisconsin Rapids. A memorial service will be held in June of 2018. A complete obituary will appear at that … Continue reading

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Communal Neglect: More buildings bite the dust

Four photos by David Farmbrough show old houses in Wisconsin Rapids before they were razed.

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