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Category Archives: Local history
written by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator Recently, I have been editing, proofreading, and posting the class of 1965’s “Lincoln High Newsletter,” curated by Kent Vasby, whose wife is a member of that class. Vasby himself graduated from Fort Atkinson High … Continue reading
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
written by Kathy Engel, SWCHC Librarian Recent donations by South Wood County Historical Corp. board member Nicholas J. Brazeau, Sr. contained the following photographs of Brazeau ancestors who made their home in Grand Rapids, Wis., now Wisconsin Rapids. The first … Continue reading
written by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator On June 28, 2007, my father and I crashed through underbrush in the woods of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, looking for the grave of Josiah Witter, the (how many greats?) grandfather of Isaac Witter, whose … Continue reading
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
written by (Uncle) Dave Engel, LHS 1963, SWCHC Director Emeritus When I left town, I thought it was for good. Late summer 50 years ago, in 1967, I abandoned the Rapids paper mill beater room to motor west from River … Continue reading
written by Lori Brost, Museum Administrator Phil likes to refer to me as the “Face of the Museum”— that first person you see when you walk into the building. I am also the voice on the end of the line … Continue reading
This photo was featured in the 50th issue of the history magazine Artifacts. The identity of this man proved elusive, but Museum staff have ascertained his name.
written by Kathy Engel, SWCHC Librarian I’m known in my family for remembering dates. When were we in New England? 1989 and 2007. When is Uncle Gary’s birthday? July 23. When did Wood become a county? 1856. Keeping track of … Continue reading