Monday, January 14, 2013
Miss the free showing or when it aired on TV? Milwaukee Public Television has made the full episode available online.
If you weren't able to make the free showing or forgot to tune to Milwaukee Public Television on Thursday when it first hit the air, don't fret — the second season premiere of "Around the Corner with John McGivern," featuring Shorewood, is available online in its entirety. Emmy award-winning actor John McGivern leads unique field trips through Wisconsin towns and neighborhoods discovering their secrets and history. In all of the episodes he bumps into local historian John Gurda, who shares fascinating historical gems about town settlers, buildings, parks and neighborhoods. When McGivern visited Shorewood this summer, he ran into Gurda in Hubbard Park. He also chats with business owners at Goody Gourmets, Benji's Deli, Vanity Fur and …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A forgotten game-changer in Shorewood's history, Hubbard Park saw more visitors this summer with its Summer Sounds live music series.
Nestled in the woods on the Milwaukee River, Hubbard Park offers a myriad of possibilities for cultivation. And throughout history, humans have put it through the ringer on just about every one: a fishing paradise, an industrial power source, an amusement park "Wonderland," and finally the quiet park it is today. Buried in two mounds atop the bluff in Hubbard, three skeletons and their most valued possessions provided the earliest evidence of human activity at the park. Excavated in 1919, the mounds contained arrowheads and pottery intended to follow the three Native Americans into the beyond. The Menominee people who likely created these mounds prior to AD 700 (when effigy mounds overtook the dome-shaped mounds at Hubbard), depended on …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Musket loading, cricket playing and history lessons made for a full day Civil War educational experience for eighth grade students.
In nearly 100-degree heat, eighth grade students wearing military jackets, long skirts and bonnets got a taste for life during the Civil War Tuesday. Civil War Day has wrapped up the school year and the eighth grade Civil War history unit at Whitefish Bay Middle School for five years under the direction of history teacher Cindy Dettlaff. Students rotated throughout the day between 10 different exhibits, including subjects such as Civil War medicine, slavery, Civil War games, mosaics, camp life, ghost stories, cricket, the role of women and the making of Civil War silhouettes. Members of the Civil War reenactment community led the various workshops. The historical garb was provided by Dettlaff, while others brought costumes from home.