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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: 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...

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

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

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

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.

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.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1867-04-01 

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

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

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.

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

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin

Photograph

Emigration Trunk

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Emigration trunk on the porch of the Old Place on the Quinney farm.

Date: 1880 

Description: Cover of a pamphlet, printed in German, advertising land for sale in Wisconsin.

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

Date: 1886-02-28 ca.

Description: Aboard the emigrant ship "The Tuisko." Passengers meet on the deck on nice days for storytelling, watching whales and sea life, playing cards and dominoes....

Date: 1896 

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

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded
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