In the past 3 years, we have engaged 103 high-school and college students, retirees, museum volunteers and other local history buffs in actively researching and writing about their objects and communities in relation to the history of Wisconsin. Roughly 80 have submitted proposals, of which 35 writers have completed the process as of April 2019. Through our website, we have enhanced the historical understanding of Wisconsin teachers and school children, especially through our popular online "mini tours" of the Wisconsin Historical Museum and additional teaching resources. More broadly, we connect Wisconsin residents to their own local history. We create and oversee internships for undergraduates (3 in summer 2019, for instance).