History through the lens of objects, Great Lakes maritime stories

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Home is one of the oldest shipwrecks discovered in Wisconsin
Built in 1843 the schooner Home, is one of the oldest shipwrecks discovered in Wisconsin. Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society

We examine an effort to chronicle state history through objects, such as doorbells and heirloom ornaments. Then, an author shares stories from Great Lakes maritime history.

Featured in this Episode

  • Understanding Wisconsin history through objects

    The public art project Wisconsin 101 is a platform that tells the history of the state through hundreds of objects. For free, people can read about an 1800s ballot box or the 1970s bra flag. We hear from one of the co-founders on the unique perspective of history through objects.

  • Wisconsin author’s latest graphic novel highlights history of ‘Death’s Door’

    Barbara Joosse is an award-winning children’s book author and Wisconsin resident. Her new graphic novel, “Death’s Door,” depicts dramatic moments from Great Lakes maritime history. We hear from Joosse about her novel and writing for a younger audience.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Tom Broman Guest
  • Barbara Joosse Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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