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Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Sledding

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Laurie, Muriel, and James Peterson, children of the photographer, sledding near the family home. Handwritten on reverse, "Laurie, Muriel, James Peterson, c...

Date: 1945-02-05 

Description: Four University of Wisconsin students participate in the the 13th Annual Winter Carnival held at the University of Wisconsin campus. Pictured seated on a t...

Date: 1954-01 

Description: Harvey Gifford of 2541 East Johnson Street in Madison chops a hole in the ice on Salmo Pond near Back Earth in preparation for ice fishing, where he thinks...

Date: 1956-01-29 

Description: Group portrait of the winners in the boys division of the speed skating championship races at Vilas Park. Front row, left to right: Mike Bailey, Jim Sperli...

Date: 1954-01 

Description: Three people ice fish on Salmo Pond near Black Earth.

Photograph

Skiing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four skiers start down a snow-covered slope while others look on.

Historical Essay

Wooden Curling Stone

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden curling stone used near Lodi, Wisconsin in the 19th century. (Museum object #1957.205)

Date: 1950-01-29 

Description: Group portrait of the title winners in the all-city skating championships at Vilas Park. Shown on the ice are, from left to right: (front row) John Glidde...

Date: 1970-12-23 

Description: Winter scene with teenage toboggan riders, Rick Borckel (age 14) and Pat Voight (age 13), hitting a bump on a hill in Brown Deer Park, Milwaukee.

Date: 1988-01-02 

Description: Bundled-up boys ride their tubes down an icy slope in Mee-Kwon Park.

Date: 1946-01-15 

Description: Arnold S. Zander making slush for ice skating rink border at 175 Virginia Terrace.

Date: 1960-02-14 

Description: Portrait of Larry Bergh, Eau Claire, rising young star of the Blackhawk Ski Club jumping tournament.

Date: 1910-01-22 

Description: Winter scene with boys on skis preparing to compete at the first ski tournament in Stoughton, Wisconsin, possibly in ski jumping.

Date: 1956-01-29 

Description: Group portrait of winners in the girls division of the Madison speed skating finals at Vilas Park. Front row, left to right: Kristine Thomas, Alice Jean D...

Date: 1959-01-05 

Description: "Bundle up Tight" is the theme of this tobogganing group as they don winter clothing in preparation for outdoor activities. Shown from left to right are Ma...

Date: 1948-01-03 

Description: Cars parked illegally on Farwell Drive in Maple Bluff. Cars belong to people ice fishing on Lake Mendota. A traffic problem was created in the village of M...

Date: 1957-12-19 

Description: Group portrait of nine directors of the Blackhawk Ski Club. Seated in the first row are Stan DuRose, Harold (Blue) Schmelzer, I. R. Jacobson, and Sam LaBar...

Photograph

Women Ice Skating

Date:  

Description: Three women wearing large hats ice skating together on a pond.

Date: 1956-01-23 

Description: Two members of the West High School Girls' Curling Club demonstrate a sweeping technique. At left is Pat Thomson and right, Mary Stumpf.

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