membership meeting

I Never Knew THAT Was Made in Racine!

Monday, March 5, 2018
7:00 PM

​Wustum Museum
2519 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

 Please join us as Jim Mercier presents a program about some unusual products that were once made here in Racine during our rich industrial history. Jim will discuss twenty different “Racine-made” products that you may find to be quite interesting and somewhat unusual, including a portable washing machine, laundry irons, cigars, baskets, shoes, beer, even a competitor to Horlick’s malted milk! This program will have a “show and tell” format that will include many old and rare Racine historical items.

Jim has been an avid collector of old Racine memorabilia for almost forty years, and displays some of his collection at the “Spirit of Racine
Entrepreneur Exhibit”, located inside of the Racine Business Center. He also writes a monthly column for the Belle City magazine about historic “Made in Racine” products. Jim is also administrator for “Retro Racine”, a face-book site allowing members to share memories and information relating to Racine’s history.