Category: Online Exhibits Archive

Carson Gulley, Madison’s first celebrity chef

The following is an excerpt from Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine by Nichole Fromm & JonMichael Rasmus (Arcadia, 2015), shared here with permission of the authors. This section from Chapter 5, “Soul Proprietors: […] 

Ice cream parlors

This exhibit was created in collaboration with Emily Nelson, who completed her B.A. in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Spring 2015. Several necessary establishments occupied Wisconsin towns at the turn of the 20th […] 

Octagon houses

This exhibit was created in collaboration with Emily Nelson, an undergraduate History major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A tour of 19th century Wisconsin architecture brings up lumber baron’s mansions, dairy barns, and . . […] 

Exploring effigy mounds

This exhibit was created in collaboration with Emily Nelson, an undergraduate History major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More than a thousand years ago, indigenous people in southern Wisconsin sculpted the landscape into the shapes […] 

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