Golden Books, golden moments at Visitor Center

Real Racine invites everyone to "Share the Golden Moments," an exhibit of Golden Books 

and other Western Publishing Co. memorabilia at the Real Racine Visitor Center, near 

Racine, Wis., I-94 and Highway 20, exit 333.

Golden Books—a fondly remembered item on children's bookshelves—plus games and 

puzzles, were produced in the Racine area for nearly 60 years. The display includes large, 

colorful panels telling Western Publishing 's history and lighted cases containing iconic 

Golden Books and other materials on loan from the Racine Heritage Museum collection.

"We wanted to do something that would help make the Visitor Center a destination point in 

addition to its role as an information resource for travelers and local residents," said Dave 

Blank, Real Racine CEO. "Racine's connection to 'The Poky Little Puppy,' 'The Three Little 

Kittens' and all those wonderful Golden Books was a natural."

The display area includes a comfortable couch and a ready supply of children's books. 

Children and adult visitors are encouraged to spend time sharing and enjoying the stories.

"We appreciate the great work of Racine Heritage Museum Executive Director Christopher 

Paulson and his team in creating this exhibit," Blank added. Plans call for the display cases 

to be periodically updated with other items from the Racine area's history.

For hours to view "Share the Golden Moments" and the Real Racine Visitor Center, please 

call 262-884-6400.