I really love being able to write educational, helpful, and sometimes goofy blog posts for you, but this one is more serious, as it has to do with preserving Germanic history in my home state of Wisconsin.
If you've been reading this blog for a while (and I know some of you have been reading it for years), you might remember the live demonstration of brick oven bread baking I happened upon back in 2014. I used to live in Hudson, WI and was out for a bike ride when I saw a sign for the bread bake. As it was open to the public, I wandered in and discovered that just a few minutes from me was the brick oven the first German settlers in the area had built back in 1852.
For you history buffs (and I know you're reading this) who want to take an active part of preserving Germanic history and the present-day activities of those descendants, this is your chance.
First, you need to know that Hudson, Wisconsin is a growing community on the western border of Wisconsin, directly on Interstate 94. Hudson is on the St. Croix River and is 30 minutes from the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. The closest University is the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, just 15 minutes south. Close by are two state parks, lakes, streams, ski hills, and snowmobile trails. So now you know where it lies and what's around it, let's get down to business.