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Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

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.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Cedar Grove, Sheboygan Co.

Term: Cedar Grove, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Adell, Sheboygan Co.

Term: Adell, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Synagogue Window

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Window from "The White Shul", a Sheboygan, Wisconsin synagogue, c. 1910. (Museum object #2006.108.1.1)

Term: Cedar Grove [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Village of Cedar Grove, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Town of Abbott, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Politician and Industrialist

Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

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

Term: Abbott [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Ada, Sheboygan Co.

Term: Ada, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Village of Adell, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)
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