History Sandwiched In
Dennis McCann, Author
Author Dennis McCann talks about his interest in cemeteries and how visiting grave yards around the country lead to writing "Badger Boneyards," a book about cemeteries in Wisconsin.
Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.
Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.
Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.
Linda Waggoner, author
Linda Waggoner tells the life story of Angel DeCora, a prominent Winnebago artist, tracing her growth as an artist in the 1800s. She also explains the importance of her works in the context of other Winnebago art.
Robert Birmingham, Former State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society.
Robert Birmingham explores the effigy mound landscape of Wisconsin, focusing specifically on the Madison area and the four lakes. He also dissects the cultural importance of Indian mounds and the myths that surround them.
Jerry Apps, Author, "Horse Drawn Days."
Jerry Apps talks about horse-drawn days - the days of horse-drawn machinery on farms and his own experiences with this.
Ryan Swadley, Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Ryan Swadley discusses the history of socialism and the part Victor Berger played in the socialist movement in Milwaukee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Kent Dickerson, Field Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Archaeology Program.
Kent Dickerson shares archaeological discoveries from late Paleo-indian through late woodland eras at the Skeleton bridge site on the banks of Daggets Creek in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
Sheila Terman, Cohen Author
Sheila Terman honors Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, by talking about his early life all the way through his 32 years of public service to the country and the state of Wisconsin.
Michael J. Goc, Author, Editor.
Beginning with the first furrow dug by Billy Johnson in 1838, Michael Goc chronicles the end of the prairie environment and the prairie landscape in Wisconsin. Farming, logging, the introduction of cattle and changing the course of waterways all have played a part in creating a new landscape.