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Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Sergeant Major George Driggs of Company E, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, introduced readers of his 1864 memoir to the regiment's mascot and most famous member.

Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 42nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (42nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Baseball bat issued to Milwaukee Braves second baseman Red Schoendienst for the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2005.128.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 43rd Infantry

Term: Civil War (43rd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Early Schools

How the University was Began

Discover how the lack of educational opportunities in Wisconsin helped create the University of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Parker Pen Trim Lathe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trim lathe used by the Parker Pen Company of Janesville, Wisconsin to manufacture pen barrels and caps, c. 1946-1999. (Museum Object #2001.51.1)

Historical Essay

Allens Grove, Walworth Co.

Term: Allens Grove, Walworth Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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