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Historical Essay

Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

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

Historical Essay

Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Adventurer, Explorer and Real Life Indiana Jones

Biography of Roy Chapman Andrews Jones, noted adventurer, explorer and possible model for the character of Indiana Jones.

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

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

Historical Essay

Adventists in Wisconsin

Read about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other Adventist goups in Wisconsin in the 19th century, including the Scandinavian adventist communities.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Professor, University President, Geologist and Author

Discover the history of professor, university president, geologist and author, Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, who establishing the university extension.

Historical Essay

Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.
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