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Historical Essay

Gold Rush Shawl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chinese silk shawl purchased in California during the Gold Rush by Joseph Stroebe of Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1855. (Museum object #1960.10)

Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Historical Essay

Bashford, Coles (1816-1878)

Lawyer, Politician and Governor

Discover the history of Wisconsin governor Bashford Coles.

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

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

Historical Essay

Oshkosh, Chief (1795-1858)

Chief of the Menominee Indians

Biography of Menominee Indian chief Oshkosh.

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

Brief history of Black Thursday (November 21, 1968).

Historical Essay

Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 32nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 25, 1862.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 5, 1862.

A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

Biography of suffragist and Universalist minister Olympia Brown, the first female minister in America.

Historical Essay

Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926

Magician and Showman

Brief biography of Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926).

Brief history of electrical power in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Nicolet, Jean 1598-1642

French Explorer

Biography of French explorer Jean Nicolet, believed to be the first European to see Wisconsin.

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