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Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz (1818-1872)

Journalist, Revolutionary and Union Army Officer

Biography of journalist, German revolutionary and Union army artillery officer Fritz Anneke.

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

Historical Essay

Universalists in Wisconsin

Brief history of Universalists in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (early)

Brief history of early roads in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Shipwrecks in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipwrecks in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Evangelicals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Evangelicals in Wisconsin.

Poet and Temperance Advocate

Biography of Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Historical Essay

Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926

Magician and Showman

Brief biography of Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926).

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel, in Milwaukee, mustered into service on October 26, 1861.

Historical Essay

Lutherans in Wisconsin

Brief documenting of the history of Lutherans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 43rd Wisconsin Infantry from Milwaukee, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 75 men in service.

Historical Essay

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the meat packing industry in Wisconsin.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.
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