Joe Kapler received a BA from Loras College (Iowa), an MA in American history from Marquette University, and an MA in museum studies from Eastern Illinois University. Joe interned in several states, spent three years at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids (Michigan), and joined the staff of the Wisconsin Historical Society in 2001. Joe has curated ten major exhibitions and numerous smaller displays. His other major responsibilities include long-range planning, developing collections, and producing content for many outlets. He recently published his first book, Wisconsin in Watercolor: the Life and Legend of Folk Artist Paul Seifert.