Upcoming Events

July 20, 2018 5:30 PM in Milwaukee
Shakespeare in the State Parks-Twelfth Night-pre-performance educational workshop Event Details »

July 20, 2018 in Milwaukee
Shakespeare in the State Parks-Twelfth Night Event Details »

July 20, 2018 in Oneida
Oneida Film Society Presents: Under the Stars-"Rumble" Event Details »

July 20, 2018 in Ladsymith
Honoring Our Native American Heritage-exhibit at the Ladysmith Mardi Gras Event Details »

July 21, 2018 5:30 PM in Baraboo
Shakespeare in the State Parks-Twelfth Night-pre-performance educational workshop 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!

WHC welcomes three new board members Welcome to Three New Board Members

Last month the Wisconsin Humanities Council board met in Oshkosh for our tri-annual meeting. The June meeting is always especially memorable because we are – more

7/12
Announcing Summer Grant Awards

Congratulations to 14 organizations awarded $78,791 in Major Grants and Mini Grants in June! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities – more

6/29
Staff Summer Reading Picks for 2018

Our fifth annual Staff Summer Reading List is here! You’ll find a collection of enthusiastic recommendations for books that are wildly different. Isn’t that – more

6/07