Horatio Gates Winslow. Photo courtesy Racine Heritage Museum. Educator, amateur botanist and devoted family man were monikers that best characterized Horatio Gates Winslow. Born in Groton, Tompkins County, New York in 1820, his name was taken from a British general, Horatio Gates, whose defection … [Read More...]
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Submitted photo. BY KATIE MATTESON What do you get when you combine 50 tons of steel, 12,000 meters of silk, 10,000 LED light bulbs, 5,000 strips of LED fairy lights, 11,000 meters of cable and wire on the grounds of the Racine Zoo? By day, you get a beautiful collection of handmade artwork … [Read More...]
BY KELLY KRUSE Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 21 and plan to spend your day downtown for the 17th Annual Party on the Pavement street festival presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation. With over 12 blocks filled with live music, incredible food and drinks, street performances, … [Read More...]
Preservation Racine will present its 43rd Tour of Historic Places on Sunday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Jim Mercier will graciously once again provide a display from his collection of Racine artifacts, this year featuring old Racine grocery store premiums that were offered to customers as a … [Read More...]
BY JIM MERCIER I’m sure most of you are probably wondering what a “corn sheller” actually is. Well, unless you worked on a farm, or love history, reading about corn shellers may be your history lesson for the month. So, please read on, and as usual, gain some valuable historic information about … [Read More...]
Abrazo Coffee owners Jennifer (left) and Jim (right) Cruse. Submitted photo. Submitted photo. Shop Name: Abrazo Coffee Owners’ Names: Jim & Jennifer Cruse Year Established: 2019 Location and Contact Info: 321 Main St., Racine, WI 53403 (262) … [Read More...]
The new Northwinds Gallery is located on the corner of North Main and High streets. Carl Matteson photo. BY KATIE MATTESON While still a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Tracy Stacy began her professional career in architectural design with an internship at Butterfield & … [Read More...]