RACINE — The Wisconsin Historical Society’s History Tour stop in Racine was one of the most successful of the tour’s stops thus far this year, tour organizers said.
The Racine event, which began Tuesday and culminated on Saturday with the lighthouse history tour and tour at Wind Point Lighthouse, included displays and lectures on topics such as Frank Lloyd Wright, the Racine Belles professional women’s baseball team, the Packers and talks on genealogy and scrap booking. Even a bike tour was part of the program.
“The intent of the history tour is to take our show on the road so people across the state of Wisconsin get to know us better and appreciate the collections we have, the research materials and the kind of outreach and programming we do in Wisconsin,” said Jim Draeger, director of outreach for the Historical Society.
“Racine has been absolutely great. The people have been wonderful. The public library and the Racine Heritage Museum have been great partners with us as well as the Racine Arts Council and we just enjoyed our time here immensely,” Draeger said.
The 2014 History tour has been going on since June and Racine has been one of the best attended stops, Draeger said. The tour next moves on to Sheboygan in October and La Crosse in November. The 2015 tour begins in January in Milwaukee, Draeger said.
For more information, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org/