Student conducting history research at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Explore Wisconsin History

Discover amazing facts about Wisconsin history as you explore an underwater shipwreck, excavate a mammoth skeleton, or learn about our state symbols!

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Wisconsin History Facts
Wisconsin State Capitol postcard, 1883. WHI 23248.

Learn more about our state symbols, Wisconsin inventors and firsts, and more!

Classroom Material

Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

THIS DAY IN WISCONSIN HISTORY

Discover what happened on this day in Wisconsin's past.

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Online Interactive Learning
Mammoth outline.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.
Learn About Archeaology
Underwater archeaologist diving underwater to examine a historic shipwreck.

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

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