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Learn about the pottery company that developed in Edgerton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Goodrich Ferry

Origin of Goodrich Ferry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Goodrich Ferry, Wisconsin.

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)

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."

Historical Essay

Tobacco Industry

Broef history of Wisconsin's tobacco industry.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

Historical Essay

Edgerton Bible Case

Brief explanation of The Edgerton Bible case and its wider ramifications.

Historical Essay

Swiss in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Swiss in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Scots in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Scots in Wisconsin.

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

Brief history of the temperance movement in Wisconsin.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

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