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An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

Historical Essay

Reedsburg

Origin of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Kingston

Origin of Kingston, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kingston, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Woodland

Origin of Woodland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodland, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Historical Essay

Hungarians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Hungarian immigrants who came to Wisconsin from the 19th century through the post-World War II era.

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Landscape view of the Martin Luetscher II farmstead, Honey Creek Township, Wisconsin, c. 1875 (Museum object #2005.182.1)

Historical Essay

Garrison

Origin of Garrison, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Garrison, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Greenfield, Sauk County

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eagle

Origin of Eagle, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle, Wisconsin.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Shot Tower Lead-Melting Bowl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lead-melting bowl used at the Wisconsin Shot Company Shot Tower, Helena, Wisconsin, c. 1833. (Museum object #1992.12)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about how a lieutenant outwitted Confederate soldiers after he was captured in the fog near Petersburg, Virginia

Historical Essay

New Buffalo

Origin of New Buffalo, Wisconsin

Discover the history of New Buffalo, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Prairie du Sac, Sauk County

Origin of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Historical Essay

Honey Creek

Origin of Honey Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Honey Creek, Wisconsin.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.
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