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Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

Discover how businessmen and the legislature cooperated to create Wisconsin's first railroad.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills

Historical Essay

Sioux Uprising (1862)

Brief description of the 1862 Sioux Uprising.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 460 men during service.

Historical Essay

Floods in Wisconsin

Read a detailed account of the most significant floods in Wisconsin history. This article contains links to photographs and newspaper articles.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Spanish Lady" costume worn for Halloween by Virginia Shaver in 1922. (Museum object #2003.29.1)

Historical Essay

Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)

Historical Essay

Episcopals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Episcopals in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.

Newspaperman and Author

Learn more about this Wisconsin newspaperman. This article contains links to newspaper clippings and a related article.

Historical Essay

Driftless Area

Discover the ominously named hilly landscape environment of southwestern Wisconsin.

Brief history of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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

Historical Essay

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.
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