• A Return to Kiddieland

    Date: August 29, 2022Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmSpeakers: Carol Burow Gianforte, Jim Mercier, Helen Horlick Pugh Topic: A Return to Kiddieland Location: Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue, Racine, WI Printable Meeting Notice: Remember Kiddieland, the well-loved amusement park near Horlick Dam in Racine? Perhaps it was before your time (1950s and 1960s). Either way, you're in luck,…

  • 2022, Tour of Historic Places

    Date: September 25, 2022Time: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pmOur Tour of Historic Places is planned for Sunday, September 25, 2022 (last Sunday in September). The theme this year is An Eclectic Collection, and the tour will include the new apartments at the old Horlicks Industrial Plant, and another apartment at the old Gold Medal Plant. Another previously industrial site is…

  • Lost Architectural Treasures

    Date: June 7, 2022Time: 6:00 pmSpeaker: Debbie Yale Topic: Lost Architectural Treasures Location: The Lee Room, Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, Racine, WI Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Some years ago, Preservation Racine presented a talk on some of the many mansions and other noteworthy buildings that were lost to posterity through razing, fires, and other disasters. Our historian, Debbie…

  • The Story of a Passionate Racine Collector

    Date: April 4, 2022Time: 7:00 pmSpeaker: Gerald Karwowski Topic: The Story of a Passionate Racine Collector Location: St Edward Church, 1401 Grove Avenue, Racine Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Additional Information: We are pleased to have Gerald Karwowski as our guest speaker for the April Membership Meeting. Gerry retired after a 30-year career at the J. I. Case Company and…

  • First in a Limited Series of Tutorials

    Date: March 7, 2022Time: 7:00 pmSpeaker: Pippin Michelli Topic: Finding Essential First Information Location: Littleport Brewing Company, 214 3rd Street (Wisconsin Avenue and 3rd Street) Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Additional Information: After a number of requests by Preservation Racine members, we are very pleased that our President, Perette (Pippin) Michelli has agreet to contact a series of meetings on…

  • Steve Rogstad with his Books

    Lincoln Among the Badgers – presentation and book signing

    Date: February 7, 2022Time: 7:00 pmSpeaker: Steven Rogstad Topic: Lincoln Among the Badgers, author presentation and book signing Location: Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 South Green Bay Road, Racine Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Additional Information: If you have heard Steve speak before, you know that you're in for a treat with this presentation. As one of our…

  • A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ Hidden Motivations

    Date: December 6, 2021Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amSpeaker: Rochelle Pennington Topic: The Hidden Motivations behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Location: Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker Street, Racine Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Additional Information: Rochelle Pennington joins us at the Rachine Yacht Club to hare her take on the hidden motivations behind Dickens' writing of A Christmas Carol.…

  • First Presbyterian Church and the Abolition

    Date: November 8, 2021Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amSpeaker: multiple Topic: Stories of First Presbyterian abolitionists Location: First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Avenue (intersection College Avenue and Seventh Street), Racine Printable Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice Additional Information: Our first membership meeting for over a year, and unusually, this is on the SECOND Monday, November 8. 7:00 pm. The church was…

  • One of the Buildings on the tour of Elmwood Park and Elm Terrace

    2021, Tour of Historic Places

    Date: September 26, 2021Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amOur Tour of Historic Places is expected to go ahead this fall on Sunday, September 26, 2021 (that is, the last Sunday in September). The tour, on the theme of Modern Beauty, will be in Elmwood Park and nearby, and will show how a development with a view to the highest quality modern…

  • The Endurance Trapped in Polar Ice in 1912

    December Meeting

    Date: December 2, 2019Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amSpeaker: Rochelle Pennington Topic: The Endurance – History’s Greatest Shipwreck Location: Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker Street, Racine Printable Meeting Notice: Membership meeting Additional Information: The Endurance was owned by legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who set off with his crew in December 1914 in a race to be the first to cross…