• 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…

  • Bethania Lutheran Church, 4120 Wright Avenue, Racine

    November Membership Meeting

    Date: November 4, 2019Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amSpeaker: Michele Caskey Topic: Why the Danes Came to Racine Location: Bethania Lutheran Church, 4120 Wright Avenue, Racine Additional Information: Bethania Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1896 by Danish Emigrants to Racine. Regular services were in Danish until 1945 when all regular worship went to English. But English services had been offered…

  • Some of the grocery store premiums on display at the church

    TOUR OF HISTORIC PLACES

    Date: September 29, 2019 Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am Preservation Racine's Annual Tour of Historic Places will take place again this year on our traditional day (the last Sunday in September). Our theme is A Premium Collection and it is complemented by collector/historian Jim Mercier's exhibit of Racine Grocery Store Premiums (or promotional items), which will be found at…

  • Extra Event: The Big Three +1

    Date: April 3, 2019 Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am Local historians John Van Thiel, Jim Mercier, Gerald Karwowski and Steven Rogstad share a stage for the very first time to discuss aspects of Racine history. Join us for a night of Racine history and fun, with audience participation! The Covenant at Murray Mansion, 2219 Washington Ave, Racine, WI Wednesday,…

  • May Meeting

    Date: May 6, 2019 Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am Speaker: Pippin Michelli Topic: The Century Building Awards Location: The Great Hall, DeKoven Center, Racine Additional Info: This is always a festive event when we choose about a dozen 100-year-old buildings to recognize for their good and authentic condition. Our volunteers excel themselves on the catering, and our honored awardees…

  • March Meeting

    Date: March 4, 2019 Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am Speaker: to be announced Topic: Historical Tour of the Church Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa Street, Racine Additional info: The First Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates the 170th anniversary of its founding this year, and the church itself will celebrate the 140th anniversary of its dedication.