History

Why our hearts are in the Czech Republic today

Today in a small Wisconsin city, the United States and Czech flags fly side by side; it’s Liberation Day in Domazlice.

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The Domazlice connection

May 1945: Lt. Col. Matt Konop’s fluency in Czech gets him a dangerous assignment: command the advance party of the 2nd Infantry Division’s liberation of southern Czechoslovakia.

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Remembering the Christmas Tree Ship

It was a gale of November in 1912 that claimed the Rouse Simmons and her crew. The ship would lie undiscovered for almost six decades.

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The world’s greatest collection of type and the tools to use it

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type.

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