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Date: 1874-01 ca.

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

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Date: 1868 

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

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...

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)

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.

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)

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date:  

Description: Immigrants buying tickets at Ellis Island.

Date: 1879 

Description: Blue cover design of an official report entitled "Wisconsin. What It Offers to the Immigrant".

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.

Read about the creation of the Wisconsin territory, the formation of a territorial government, and the move of the capital from Belmont to Madison.

Field Trip or Tour

'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.

Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

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.

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson

Date: 1881 

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

Date: 1896 

Description: Norwegian language Board of Immigration publication promoting Wisconsin.

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