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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Wisconsin Board of Regents Member

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, which served in the Civil War and lost 217 men during service.

Learn about the canal era and the use of steamboats on Wisconsin waterways and lakes in the 19-th century.

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 265 men during service.

Learn about Wisconsin's contributions to the Civil War effort, including the Iron Brigade and Old Abe, the war eagle.

Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Winning entry for the first Alice in Dairyland dress design, 1948. (Museum object #2005.157.1)

Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.

Read about the fur trade conducted with the Wisconsin Indians over two centuries by first the French, then the British, and finally the Americans.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Learn about automobile, truck, tractor, and motorcycle manufacturing and the development of the tourism industry in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 39th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee and mustered in on June 3, 1864.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

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

Historical Essay

Dairyland Rat Poison

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dairyland Rat Poison container made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. of Milwaukee, 1955-1965. (Museum object #1999.143.34)

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales
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