Upcoming Events

September 2, 2016 8:00 AM in Rosholt
Rosholt's Main Street: Audio Walking Tour Event Details »

September 6, 2016 in Rosholt
Rosholt's Main Street: Audio Walking Tour Event Details »

September 7, 2016 5:30 PM in Madison
"What is Healthy Work?" by Katherine Sanders. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 7, 2016 7:00 PM in Bayfield
"What Folksongs Tell Us About Work in Wisconsin," presented by Jim Leary. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 8, 2016 6:30 PM in West Bend
Art on Tap: Early Wisconsin Brewery Art & Advertising Exhibition Event Details »

David Maraniss ON Excellence
Project Citizen students

"[L]ook for what is not there...look beyond the conventional wisdom and the oft-repeated stories to try to find the reality behind the myth."

David Maraniss is a nationally recognized journalist and author who has been honored repeatedly for his excellent work. As a Wisconsinite, and the recipient of more than one Pulitzer Prize, we asked him to share his thoughts on the subject of Excellence during our year-long celebration of the anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize.

Maraniss received his first Pulitzer over 20 years ago for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. In the years since, many things have changed.

"The platforms for presenting news have changed and will change even more in the next generation, but I think there are two things more important than platforms, and they must not change."

Keep reading how David defines Excellence here

2016 WHC Grant Awards Announcing our latest Mini-Grant Awards

It is Back-to-School time and our latest round of Mini-grants are going to support a handful of stellar public humanities projects to benefit schools and – more

8/31
Thornton Wilder, Pulitzer Prize Winner Looking to Literature to Ask the Enduring Questions

What does it all mean? Wisconsin can claim many Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and artists. While not all of their names are well-known, Thornton Wilder’s – more

8/11
WHC staff and board members in La Crosse touring the Hear Here oral history project Dialing Into the History of La Crosse

“[O]ur heritage is complicated and nuanced. New forms of history include more voices, which means acknowledging more aspects of our past and present and – more

7/28