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How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gibson

Origin of Gibson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gibson, Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

Historical Essay

Mishicot

Origin of Mishicot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mishicot, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Historical Essay

Francis Creek

Origin of Francis Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Francis Creek, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eaton

Origin of Eaton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eaton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Kossuth

Origin of Kossuth, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kossuth, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Six-foot Evergleam Christmas tree with 94 branches made by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, c. 1966. (Museum object #2005.174.1.1)

Historical Essay

Shipbuilding in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipbuilding in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Sundae Sermon

Defining Sundaes

Was the first ice cream sundae made in Wisconsin or New York? Give this whimsical story a read and come to your own conclusion.

Historical Essay

Neshoto, Manitowoc County

Origin of Neshoto, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Neshoto, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Kilbourn, Byron (1801-1870)

Land Speculator and Politician

Brief biography of surveyor, land speculator, railroad promoter and politician Byron Kilbourn, twice elected mayor of Milwaukee.
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