The Wisconsin Hometown Stories project offers a fantastic opportunity for in-depth exploration of the local histories and stories that showcase communities around our state.
WPT Education works side-by-side with teachers in each community to build content and pathways connecting students with the history and stories around them.
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire will premiere later in 2018. As we began our research in that region, an educator survey revealed the need for more digital learning resources – especially biographies and materials that highlight the Hmong community.
Read on to see how WPT’s work in Eau Claire is resulting in new, community-specific digital learning resources – including the history and culture of Hmong residents.
Watch Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Wausau at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 on Wisconsin Public Television. Attend one of two free special preview screening of the documentary at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Grand Theater in Wausau.
I am excited by the premiere of the newest installment of the Wisconsin Hometown Stories series. This time, the camera shines on the history of Wausau. In the program, you’ll learn about the unending innovation inspired by some of the city’s earliest industrialists. Archival photos and video along with interviews of local residents and historians tell the stories of the recent immigration experiences of the Hmong community and a number of events that put Wausau on the national map.