Years ago I met Paul Wolter when we started a tradition of doing a radio interview around Christmas time in order to talk about an annual event at the Sauk County Historical Society. Each year the Van Orden Mansion, a local landmark, is decorated with all sorts of Christmas trees in a beautiful tribute to the holiday season. So this year, given my new podcast format, we decided it would be a good time to talk even more about the History of Sauk County with regards to Christmas traditions and so much more. We talked about the old Railroad Depot in Baraboo, which is being restored to it's original splendor by the Historical society, as well as the importance of getting history right. Our interview's audio quality isn't what we wanted it to be, but the gist of what we talked about is there, and that's the important thing.
Paul Wolter is a native of Sauk County and lives in Baraboo with his wife Ann. He holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the UW- Madison. Paul is the Executive Director of the Sauk County Historical Society but has been with the organization since 1996 serving as president from 2000 until 2015. His hobbies are genealogy, cycling and travel