Category Archives: Alison

The End of an Era

Closing of an Era What next for River City? By Alison Bruener South Wood County Historical Museum With Dave Engel, Wisconsin Rapids City Historian Note- At the time of original posting we incorrectly stated that in 2014, Verso was based … Continue reading

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Museum Open to Public Sunday, May 26th

by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant Every off-season, staff touch up permanent displays and assemble a changing exhibit to be featured in the Marshall Buehler Gallery. Exhibits we have had in the past include Don Krohn’s photography, the Civil War, papermaking, … Continue reading

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The Huffmans: Owners of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant Today with fewer and fewer newspapers circulating, I’m amazed how many local people over the years owned and published the numerous iterations of our local newspapers. In the days of the Wood County Reporter, the … Continue reading

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Examining the History of Our Local Newspaper

by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant At the end of every season, we at the South Wood County Historical Museum ponder what are we going to do for next year’s Buehler Gallery exhibit. The 2018 exhibit featured the closing of East … 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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Documents from the Historical and Literary Club

Compiled by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant Over time, collections from local clubs and organizations have found their way to the South Wood County Historical Museum. The following are some examples of items donated by the Historical and Literary Club, which … Continue reading

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Connected to One Another with History

written by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant As I prepare to welcome 2018, I begin to wonder what items will find their way to 540 3rd St. S. in the coming year. It’s been a busy year for museum staff. We’ve … Continue reading

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Another Season Ends

written by Alison Bruener, Museum Assistant There’s the saying “time flies by” that you heard as a child but don’t realize until you’re grown. I started my internship with the South Wood County Historical Museum the summer before my senior … Continue reading

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Photos from the Museum’s First Two Years

The following photos were captured during the Museum’s first two years of operation, 1972 and 1973. Museum Assistant Alison Bruener is compiling a portfolio of photos taken throughout the Museum’s 45 years at what used to be the T.B. Scott … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Names

written by Alison Breuner, Museum Assistant Having grown up in Port Edwards, I have always heard the names of Edwards, Alexander, Witter and Mead. Though time has passed and names have changed, their legacies still surround the people of this … Continue reading

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