About this project 

This exhibit is part of Rural Voices/Voces del Campo, a project of the UWEC Public History Program that aims to document, preserve, and share the stories of diverse communities and individuals in rural western Wisconsin.

Created in collaboration with the Special Collections and Archives at the McIntyre Library, this exhibit was made possible by support provided to the UWEC History Department for undergraduate history research from the Hilfiker Scholarship, and a grant from the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University. 

Our Exhibit Team  

Dr. Cheryl Jiménez Frei is an Assistant Professor of History and co-director of the Public History Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her research specializations are in memory and the built environment, Argentina and the Southern Cone, monuments, visual culture, oral history, museums, and digital history. Her work has been published in the Journal of Latin American Studies, The Public Historian, and Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archive Professionals. 
Dr. Maggie Weber is a Senior Lecturer of History at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her research focuses on the development of agriculture and food systems in the 20th century. She loves teaching a diverse array of classes, including World History, History of the United States, History of the Family, History of Food, and History of Disease. Finally, Dr. Weber has published in Enterprise & Society, Agricultural History, and H-Net.
Micaela Miralles Bianconi is a PhD student at The College of William & Mary. She earned her B.A. in History at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario- Argentina, and her M.A. in History from Villanova University. Her work on this exhibit was completed through the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University. Micaela's research interests center on the history of Argentina and the Rio de la Plata region; political, social, and cultural history of the Southern Cone; and material culture during the 18th and 19th centuries. She also works as an interpreter and translator.
Adler Orr is an undergraduate Public History major at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is currently completing his senior year, and will graduate in fall 2021. Adler is interested in working as a curator or archivist, and overall is looking forward to remaining engaged in public history work after his graduation. 
Weston Weisensel is a undergratuate student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying Public History and Broadfield social studies. He will graduate in spring 2022, and hopes to work as a curator or interpreter at a museum or historic site.