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Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

Take a field trip to the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison! Students will learn about Wisconsin archaeology, the fur trade, and native people.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large collection of fossils, owned by Thomas Greene, which are displayed in his home in glass-fronted wood shelves along the walls, and on top of a wood...

Date: 1912-04-12 

Description: Diagram of a bird effigy mound found in Frost's Woods, Blooming Grove Township.

Historical Essay

Lice Comb from Fort Crawford

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bone lice comb from site of first Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1816-1829. (Museum object #1997.62.11941)

Date: 1919 

Description: Elevated view of a four-footed American Indian effigy mound on the grounds of the Mendota State Hospital (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date: 1929 

Description: Ferrah stands in front of a tent in the Pond camp. Boxes used as tables, chairs and other camp supplies sit on the ground near the entrance and along the s...

Historical Essay

Oldest Toast in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Charred bread slices recovered from the Alden's Corners archaeological site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.1,3,5)

Date: 1953 

Description: Stone displaying ancient writing. The rock was on the grounds of International Harvester's Phoenix Proving Grounds. Opened in 1947, the proving ground wa...

Date: 1929 

Description: The Pond camp at Medfoun, early in the morning. A tent surrounded by camp furniture and supplies appear in the center. A truck is parked beside the tent on...

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Photograph

Glass Display Case

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a glass display case, possible in a museum. It appears to be displaying a collection of pottery and skeletal remains. Framed portraits han...

Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

Date: 1838-07 

Description: A map diagram of Indian effigy mounds seven miles east of Blue Mounds in the Wisconsin Territory.

Photograph

Sphinx de Gizeh

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Three men are standing or sitting on the shoulder of the Sphinx, and several men are sitting in the shade below with two camel...

Date: 1944-07-16 

Description: Dr. Albert Goetze, professor of Assyriology at Yale University, examining 4000 year old Sumarian cuneiform tablets from the Wisconsin State Historical Soci...

Photograph

Indian Petroglyphs

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Norb Bybee shoots a self-portrait with his camera of petroglyphs that are carved in the face of a rock shelter near Gullikson's Glen.

Date: 1916 

Description: In 1916, it was estimated that 15,000 Indian mounds had formerly existed in Wisconsin. In the early 20th century, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society surv...

Map or Atlas

Map of Bones

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Description: Map of location of bones, used in bison excavation project.

Photograph

Artifact Collection

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Ivan Weber shows off his collection of Indian artifacts."

Date: 1896 

Description: A group photograph including Violet Lee Dousman (back row, 4th from left) and her fellow travelers on a trip to Egypt.

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