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

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)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Historical Essay

La Follette Casket Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Flag used to drape the caskets of both Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and Jr. (Museum object #1951.187)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Attorney General and State Senator

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 53rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison during March and April 1865, at the very end of the war.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read a brief description of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, Co. G. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the Company.

The Constitutional Convention's Influence on the City

Find out where some of the most traveled streets of Madison got their names.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Appointment book made of ivory, used by Wisconsin politician and businessman Cassius Fairchild of Madison, WI, during the 1850s. (Museum object #1971.19)

Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.

Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.

Read about the desperate 1832 battle near Madison, WI, of the starving Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native Americans against the British and the Ho-Chunk.

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Historical Essay

1930s UW Gym Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

University of Wisconsin student gym suit worn by George Williams, 1933-1934. (Museum object #2005.144.1.1-2)

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)
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