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Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Muskego, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

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.

Field Trip or Tour

'Industrialization' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926

Magician and Showman

Brief biography of Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926).

Historical Essay

Muskego

Origin of Muskego, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muskego, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Swedes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Swedes in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Danes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Danes in Wisconsin.

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Learn about immigrants who came late to America, as the Finns did, were left with the land most difficult to farm.

Historical Essay

Sioux Uprising (1862)

Brief description of the 1862 Sioux Uprising.

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Brief biography of fomer WI governor William Augustus Barstow (1813 - 1865).

Historical Essay

Dousman

Origin of Dousman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dousman, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

Get to know Isaac P. Walker, the first Wisconsin resident to be a presidential candidate contender in 1850.

When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

Historical Essay

Eagle Diamond

Learn about the diamond that was found in the town of Eagle, Wisconsin in 1876. This article details the controversy surrounding the diamond.
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