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Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha

Premiered Jul 31, 2017 on WPT

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.

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh

Premiered Apr 20, 2015

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau

Premiered Jan 24, 2011

Portage Memories

Premiered May 9, 2005

Old World Stories

Premiered Mar 4, 2003

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse

Premiered May 12, 2008

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Green Bay

Premiered Nov 12, 2007

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La Crosse: Teacher Resources

Hometown Stories La Crosse Teacher Resources were developed to meet the needs of Wisconsin teachers by a team of teachers and curriculum specialists.


La Crosse - The River City

Historian Michael Goc provides insight into the geographical and sociological factors that led to La Crosse's historical development.


A Journey Through Time & Architecture

Take a virtual walking tour of the historic downtown La Crosse commercial district with historical and current photographs, architectural and historical analysis of 30 sites.

Historic Views of La Crosse

Over the last two years, the Wisconsin Historical Society has been scanning and cataloging its collection of images of Wisconsin places. Consisting of over 10,000 items, the collection highlights main street views, prominent buildings in each community, local monuments and other features of interest.

Wisconsin Bird's-eye Maps

Over 200 panoramic drawings of Wisconsin cities and towns from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society are now available to browse and purchase. Known as bird’s eye views, panoramas, or perspective maps, these detailed illustrations were very popular with inhabitants of proud and growing communities during the latter half of the 19th century.


La Crosse: Online Resources

Explore books, manuscripts, video, virtual walking tours and Web sites related to La Crosse.