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Historical Essay

Eden

Origin of Eden, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eden, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Auburn

Orgins of Auburn, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Auburn, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Niagara (shipwreck, 1856)

Brief description of the burning of the steamer Niagara. Congressman John B. Macy of Empire, Fond du Lac County, was numbered among the victims.

A New Vision for the United States

Discover how a few key political issues in the 1850s gave birth to the Republican Party

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Fairwater

Origin of Fairwater, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairwater, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Notable Fires in Wisconsin

See a list and brief description of significant fires in Wisconsin history.

Historical Essay

Forest

Origin of Forest, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Forest, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Episcopals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Episcopals in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Dutch in Wisconsin

Leart about Dutch immigration to Wisconsin, which peaked between 1840 and 1890 and was divided into Protestant and Catholic group.

Historical Essay

Civil War, Wisconsin Troops

Brief hisory of troops from Wisconsin in the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Chase, Warren 1813-1891

Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician

Biography of spiritualist, social reformer and politician Warren Chase.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Read about the Home for Women, a reformatory for women aged 18 -31, and the State Prison for Women, which became the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

White's Prairies

Origin of White's Prairies

Discover the history of White's Prairies

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

“Sons in Service” flag from the Washbush home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1917-1918. (Museum object #1985.34.1)
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