Upcoming Events

September 26, 2018 12:00 AM in Madison
"Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History," by Jesus Salas. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 27, 2018 in Appleton
Color-Brave Photo Exhibit: Black and Brown Faces a New Narrative Event Details »

September 27, 2018 6:30 PM in Appleton
Color-Brave Photo Exhibit: Black and Brown Faces a New Narrative-Grand Opening Event Details »

September 29, 2018 in Wild Rose
Ancient Lake Sturgeon: A 100 Million-year History Exhibit Lecture Series-Propagating Lake Sturgeon-A History and update on hatcher operations Event Details »

October 1, 2018 6:00 PM in Chilton
"Women’s Work during Prohibition," by Alison Staudinger. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

Jesus Salas discusses immigration and migration in Wisconsin
What do you know about immigration in Wisconsin?

Mexican immigrants and Mexican-American migrants, like other 19th century European immigrants, settled in both rural and urban Wisconsin communities.

Jesus Salas’s grandparents were sharecroppers in Texas. The Salas family, along with other migrants, traveled to the Great Lakes region in the 1940s and 50s. His family followed the seasons. As the frost receded, the asparagus harvest began. Then came the hoeing of sugar beets west of the Kettle Moraine, followed by the cucumber harvest in the Central Sands.

During this time, agriculture changed in Wisconsin from a household industry to the big business it is today. And immigrants and migrant workers are still part of the story.

Jesus Salas presents all over the state FOR FREE as part of our ShopTalk. Learn more here!

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9/12
Immigration in Wisconsin: We Need the Humanities

Since the day he announced his candidacy, the President’s statements on immigration have provoked intense reactions, both for and against.  It’s pretty emotional.  But – more

8/15
Arts & Humanities: Two peas in a pod?

What is the difference between ‘the arts’ and ‘the humanities?’ Here at the Wisconsin Humanities Council, we regularly discuss the different ways to define – more

7/26