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Date: 1919-05-18 

Description: Scene from Poale Zion Chasidim, an Americanization pageant held in the Milwaukee auditorium to welcome Milwaukee's new citizens.

Learn about the influx of African Americans to Wisconsin and the economic conditions that brought them in the decades following World War II.

Date: 1867-04-01 

Description: Castle Garden Emigrant Agency poster advertising railroad travel rates for emigrants.

Historical Essay

19th-Century Immigration

Read how improving transportation and the opening of lands formerly held by Indian tribes brought immigrants from Europe and eastern states to Wisconsin.

Date: 1881 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Photograph

Emigranten Office

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Emigranten Office at King and Webster Streets. The Emigranten was published here in the 1850s and 1860s.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

Date: 1896 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immmigration.

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a 31-page pamphlet promoting Wisconsin to German immigrants, which translates to read "Wisconsin. An Account of the Population, soil, climate, Com...

Date: 1896 

Description: Norwegian language Board of Immigration publication promoting Wisconsin.

During the Progressive Era, this Milwaukeean helped Jewish immigrants assimilate into American society while maintaining their ethnic heritage.

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Date: 1874-01 ca.

Description: Interior of a coach on an emigration train to the west.

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)

Historical Essay

20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Tuisco left Bremerhaven May 6, 1856. Hölzlhuber called this the "quickest three masted immigration boat," holding 335 passengers. Though in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

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