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

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Margarethe Schurze

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.

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Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

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The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

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

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

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Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

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Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

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Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.

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Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.
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