Discovering Wisconsin, One History Marker at a Time

When Melinda Roberts visited Wisconsin for the first time in 2011, she had no idea she would soon be diagnosed with colon cancer. Given two years to live, she began recording Wisconsin’s historical markers as a therapeutic project.

Indian Hill Manor: A Crossroads of History, Mystery and Two Rivers

For thousands of years, native people enjoyed the scenic juncture where the Rock and Kishwaukee rivers meet. Step inside the stately manor atop its bluffs, and see why this gentleman’s farm and has much to teach us about ourselves.

Harlem Village & The KD Line

Have you ever wondered why so many things are called “Harlem” in Loves Park — Harlem Road, Harlem School District, Harlem Township, just to name a few? The answers lie in the history of this early railroad line.

Smart Living Weekly – March 8, 2017

  The Search for Great Antiques Right in Our Region: Hunting for antiques is a cherished pastime for many Americans, including many people in our region. Though the internet has…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 1, 2017

  19th PaleoFest at Burpee Museum Right in Our Region: You’ve heard about gateway drugs, right? Well, science has gateways, too. And PaleoFest is an event that just might lead…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 25, 2017

  Connect with History at Midway Village Museum Right in Our Region: You can always learn about World War I from a textbook or TV show, but it’s a much…
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12 Decades of Service at Rockford Woman’s Club

You may be surprisd to learn just how many ways this 120-year-old club has positively influenced our community. As the role of women has evolved, so too has the role of this club. Peggy Werner shows you to why this club’s mission endures.

The Stagecoach Era

It lasted only a few decades, but this period in the mid-1800s had a significant impact on our region, as settlements were linked, mail was managed and groundwork was laid for future transportation systems.

Franklin Grove: History & Beauty on the Lincoln Hwy.

Located on the nation’s earliest transcontinental highway, this quaint hamlet delivers a combination of history, natural landscapes and relaxing retreats.

Janine’s Journal: Hamilton!

History has its eyes on our managing editor, Janine Pumilia, as she travels to New York to see Broadway’s “Hamilton.” See the story of our newborn nation through her perspective.