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Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 28th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 240 men during service.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

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.

Historical Essay

Early Electric Dishwasher

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early household dishwasher manufactured by Hydro-Electric Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1930. (Museum object #1997.35.1A-D)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 35th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 276 men during service.

Discover the connections Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King had with the Civil Rights non-violent protests in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 27th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 7, 1863.

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

Discover how electric power came to Wisconsin homes, business, and farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historical Essay

Miss Annie Mae's Church Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hat worn by Annie Mae McClain to services at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2006.103.2)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Here is the story of Wisconsin's first elections.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 15th Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Congressman

Read about Wisconsin's 15th governor. The article details his Civil War service, his role in politics, and includes links to primary and secondary sources.
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