Gary C. Klein, SheboyganPress Media

Gary C. Klein

SheboyganPress Media

Sheboygan, WI, United States

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Sheboygan Polar Bear plungers revel in icy dive into Lake Michigan as only way to start new year

One year, Polar Bear Club members had to use a chainsaw to cut a path in snow and ice at the lakefront to allow people to safely enter the waters. → Read More

Sheboygan Theater, saved by arts foundation, became the Weill Center

In 2001 the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts opened, saving on of the best examples of an Atmospheric Theater in the country. → Read More

Sheboygan's South Pier, today home to Blue Harbor Resort, was once a coal and industrial hub

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows the South Pier area in 1926, when it was a hub for coal and industry, and what the area looks like in 2022. → Read More

Think Sheboygan roads are bumpy? Here’s what they were like around the turn of the century.

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows North Sixth by Wisconsin Avenue in 1910 and what the area looks like today in 2022. → Read More

Passenger trains once dropped people off at the Elkhart Lake Depot for their vacation fun

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows Elkhart Lake in the 1940s when passenger trains still would drop off passengers in the village. → Read More

Haider Chapel at Calvary Cemetery was built atop the remains of Holy Name's first priest

A slider shows the Haider Chapel as it appeared when it was young and how it looks today. → Read More

Sheboygan Brat Days history: 7,000 pounds of brats, a Bratwurst Queen and drunken, rowdy crowds

1953's Bratwurst Day used 7,000 pounds of bratwurst, 96 gallons of dill pickles, 288 bottles of catsup, 288 jars of mustard and 350 pounds of onions. → Read More

Sheboygan church, formed in 1853, had its start on this Erie Avenue lot

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows a school building that was moved to 723 Erie Ave. in 1926. The church used that location for years. → Read More

Sheboygan's Greek Orthodox Church is named after this saint who turned brick into fire, water and clay

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows how St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has changed from the 1980s to today. → Read More

Sheboygan's North Eighth Street hasn't changed much in 100 years. These businesses called it home.

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows changes on North Eighth Street by St. Claire Avenue since the 1920s. → Read More

Road America still boasts the same configuration it started with in 1955

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows the changes on the main straight near the finish line at Elkhart Lake's Road America from 1965 to today. → Read More

Sheboygan building now home to 'Jake’s, A Lakeland Community' is one of the city’s oldest. Here’s its story.

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows changes to the First Baptist Church on Ontario Avenue, now known today as 'Jake's, A Lakeland Community.' → Read More

This Sheboygan County church built in 1855 suffered a fire in 1944 but still stands today

This week's Sheboygan history slider shows what the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush looked like in the 1950s and today. → Read More

This Civil War monument in Sheboygan County isn’t exactly where it was intended to be

This week's Sheboygan County history slider shows the Town of Rhine Civil War monument, which was built in 1868, shortly after the war. → Read More

Here's why this Sheboygan elementary school almost had its name changed in 1996

This Sheboygan history slider showing what Sheridan Elementary School looked like in the 1880s and what it looks like today in 2022. → Read More

This Sheboygan church was home to Wisconsin's first Boy Scout troop

This history slider shows Grace Episcopal Church in the 1940s and how the building appears today in 2022. → Read More

This Sheboygan park named after a Civil War general almost became a police station

Photo slider of Sheboygan history shows the change of Sheridan Park from the early days in 1910 to today. → Read More

Sheboygan's John Balzer Wagon Works built custom wagons and automobile bodies

Sheboygan's John Balzer Wagon Works built and created custom horse-drawn wagons and early automobile bodies in a downtown plant complex. → Read More

This Sheboygan bridge was once known as the Shanghai Bridge

Slider showing changes at the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in 1871 to 2022. Today, there is a smooth, four-lane bridge for pedestrians and motorists. → Read More

Sheboygan County's oldest building is home to the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center

A slider showing the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center's Mill House before restoration and how that building looks in 2022. → Read More