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Date: 1874-01 ca.

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

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.

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Description: Jane Addams holding an open book, surrounded by immigrant children.

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

Date: 1858 

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

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Date: 1886-02-28 ca.

Description: The main deck of The Tuisco, showing groups of immigrant men, women, and a child in brightly colored clothing, conversing while standing below a ful...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early hand-carved table made by Levi Havemann, a German immigrant to Madison, c. 1860. (Museum object #1998.21.1)

Date: 1896 

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

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Description: Immigrants buying tickets at Ellis Island.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

Date: 1919-05-18 

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

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

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

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: 1868 

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

Date: 1881 

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

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

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