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Explore stories and artifacts from America's atomic age.

Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.

Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Spotsylvania, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to primary sources and battle maps.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reebok baby shoes beaded by Ho-Chunk artist Linda Lucero, c. 1990. (Museum object #1993.102A-B)

National History Day Competitions

View Wisconsin NHD State Event results since 2000

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

Historical Essay

Carpenter's Tool Chest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tool chest used by carpenter Charles Colburn of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Museum object #2004.137.1-248)

Learn how the landscape of Wisconsin, which was transformed by the glaciers, shaped the history of the state.

Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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