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Racine Heritage Museum to feature Alfonso Iannelli exhibit

The Racine Heritage Museum is featuring an Alfonso Iannelli exhibit from Dec.1 to Oct. 31 called “Blessings to Blenders.” It is showcasing the works of 20th century Italian-American designer, architect, and sculptor Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965). Some of Iannelli’s works include many sculptures, product designs for advertising, and works based on a liturgy. The collection of […]

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Racine Remembers: The Mitchell Company

The story of the Mitchell Company is one of ingenuity and quality craftsmanship. The following are excerpts from Larry A. Goodwin’s Mitchell-Lewis Research – Part I. Dr. Goodwin’s entire six-page article can be found at the Racine Heritage Museum Archive/Research Center. Mitchell’s Road to Racine County The year was 1834.  Captain Gilbert Knapp had staked […]

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Racine Remembers: Reform Tradition

Important discoveries don’t always come down the main highway.  Such is the case with the discovery of the story of three generations of Racine women: Amy Davis Winship, Elizabeth Davis Wooster, and Marguerite Davis.  Their story, and their connection to the current of late nineteenth/early twentieth-century reform movements emerged out of research into the scrapbook and […]