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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Footville

Origin of Footville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Footville, Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Evansville, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Brief history of the General Motors plant in Janesville.

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Historical Essay

Foster's Ferry (Fulton)

Origin of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

Historical Essay

Evansville

Origin of Evansville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Evansville, Wisconsin.

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

Historical Essay

Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Historical Essay

Edgerton

Origin of Edgerton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Edgerton, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, losing 193 men in service.
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