Peshtigo Fire sculpture outside the Museum

This Day in Wisconsin: October 8, The Peshtigo Fire

The Peshtigo Fire. The Chicago Fire. Which one is better known? Well, everybody knows about Chicago and how it – according to legend – burned after Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern. This is supposedly how a conflagration started that consumed over 2,000 acres of densely-populated land, destroying over 17,000 buildings, leaving around 100,000…

Sputnik Fest, recreation of where cops stood

5 Things about Sputnikfest in Manitowoc (and why you should go)

Sputnikfest is this weekend. Why? Because on September 5, 1962 a piece of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik IV came crashing to earth. One 20-pound chunk came careening down in – of all places – Manitowoc, Wisconsin. This piece of Sputnik crashed down onto 8th Street in town, right in front of the Rahr-West Art Museum….

GO Chippewa Falls

STT Podcast Spotlight: We Head to Chippewa Falls!

The beautiful city of Chippewa Falls sits along the Chippewa River just northeast of Eau Claire where U.S. 53 and Highways 29, 124, and 178 meet up. This town of 14,000 is practically synonymous with Leinenkugel’s Brewery; however, Chippewa Falls offers a wide variety of things to do and see from outdoor recreation to a…

Madison, World's Largest Cheese Board

Madison goes for the World’s Largest Cheese Board Wednesday

Madison is getting busy this week. The Reebok Crossfit Games start Wednesday, and that evening, Wisconsin’s capital city is going for the world record with one of our favorite foods in the World’s Largest Cheese Board! Taking place this Wednesday night at Concerts on the Square, Wisconsin Cheese is going to attempt a Guinness World…

Oshkosh EAA Air Show

EAA AirVenture underway in Oshkosh!

This is an amazingly cool thing in Wisconsin: the World’s Largest Experimental Aircraft Fly-In – aka EAA AirVenture – is underway in Oshkosh! Check out all types of planes, from experimental aircraft to military jets and more – they’re flying in and out of Wittman Regional Airport for seven straight days of aerobatics, history, music,…

STT Podcast Marshfield

STT Marshfield Podcast: Heading to the Hub

Marshfield is Wisconsin’s “Hub City,” located close to the geographical center of the state. Famously home to Marshfield Clinic, this healthy, bustling town of 20,000 sports everything from race tracks, art galleries, breweries, and unique galleries and shopping to one of the few zoos in the nation that’s home to Kodiak bears. In a city…

Summerfest 2018 crowd

Summerfest 2018 final day in Milwaukee!

The “World’s Largest Music Festival,” Summerfest 2018 has its last day and evening of the year today and tonight along Milwaukee’s lakefront with great music and lots of fun all around! Today (July 8th)’s Summerfest Headliners include: American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Arcade Fire, with Manchester Orchestra, 7:30pm BMO Harris Pavilion: Bad Boy, 7:30pm Cheap Trick,…

Sheboygan and City Green: the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the State Trunk Tour Podcast

STT Podcast: Sheboygan & the new City Green

Sheboygan has a lot going on right now! The city’s busy harbor and increasingly vibrant downtown is now being supplemented with City Green, a new outdoor space downtown opened up on the grounds of a former department store. Located on the corner of New York Avenue & 7th Street, City Green is a unique arts…

Flag Day founding in Waubeka

Did You Know: Flag Day was Founded in Wisconsin??

Red, White & Blue: Flag Day and its founding in Wisconsin A lot of historic events have taken place in Wisconsin; the state has a lot of firsts. But did you know it had the first Flag Day? To find out more, I headed to Ozaukee County via I-43 and Highway 57 to Fredonia. A…