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Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Date: 1867-04-01 

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

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: 1858 ca.

Description: Fastest three mast immigration boat that held 335 passengers. A relatively new boat, everything was polished and furnished in the finest (fashion?) when Ho...

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: 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...

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.

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.

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.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated trunk brought to Wisconsin from Norway by immigrant Mette Kristina Larsdotter Mokrid, c. 1845. (Museum object #2000.77.1)

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.

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...

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

Date:  

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

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

Date: 1880 

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

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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