Racine County: Factory for the World
Horlick Malted Milk, food mixers, military tanks, Little Golden Books and floor polish share a common thread that Racine County folks know and are proud of; all were produced (and some invented) right here in southeastern Wisconsin. A new exhibit celebrating these stories and products entitled Racine County: Factory for the World, opens to the public Friday, 29 October, 2010. Located at 701 Main Street, Racine Heritage Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 to 5, Saturday 12 – 3, and Sunday 12 to 4. Admission is free.
Highlighting the County’s 20th century manufacturing and industrial mix, Racine County: Factory for the World tells stories of inventive and hardworking local folks who responded to national and global events with manufactured and agricultural goods.
Companies large and small, long- and short-lived sprang up here, connected to each other and the wider world, and contributed to an amazing pool of Racine County goods including plows and parquet flooring, tractors and lawnmowers, malted milk powder and sauerkraut, radiators and radios, food mixers, children’s books, camping furniture, and much, much more.
The exhibit is made possible through a generous grant from the SC Johnson Fund, with additional support from the Runzheimer Foundation, the Arch W. Shaw Foundation, the Racine Community Foundation, Case New Holland and Multi Products.