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Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Adventurer, Explorer and Real Life Indiana Jones

Biography of Roy Chapman Andrews Jones, noted adventurer, explorer and possible model for the character of Indiana Jones.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.

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

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, losing 193 men in service.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Historical Essay

Afton [origin of place name]

Term: Afton [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

Historical Essay

Center, Town of, Rock Co.

Term: Town of Center, Rock Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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