"Nothin' But Nets: The Legacy of Commercial Fishing in Port Washington" is a project created by the Port Washington Historical Society to produce a temporary exhibition and three public programs chronicling the history and social impact of commercial fishing in Port Washington. Once the dominant industry in town, few reminders remain of this important business. The Port Washington Historical Society is 'giving this history back to the people of Port Washington' by showcasing the lives of the men, women, and children who contributed to this important history and tell their stories in the larger context of Wisconsin's proud history of working culture.
Funded project of Wisconsin Humanities Council. The Wisconsin Humanities Council was established in 1972 as an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Today, fifty-six state humanities councils exist in fifty states, three territories, two commonwealths, and the District of Columbia. The state affiliates were founded in order to foster local and statewide public humanities programs and to help state residents use the tools of the humanities to thoughtfully discuss current public policy issues.