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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.

Brief history of the brewing tradition in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Fox Point

Origin of Fox Point, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fox Point, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz (1818-1872)

Journalist, Revolutionary and Union Army Officer

Biography of journalist, German revolutionary and Union army artillery officer Fritz Anneke.

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Images of Pawling & Harnischfeger Electric Cranes

Discover how Wisconsin-based company Pawling & Harnischfeger became one of the world's leading suppliers of manufacturing services.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Handicraft Project

The Milwaukee Handicraft Project was a program of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) that employed women to make handmade products.

Historical Essay

Newhall House fire (1883)

Brief overview of the fire that burned down The Newhall House, a large hotel in Milwaukee, in 1883.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evacuation Route road sign used to direct Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents out of town in the event of a potential nuclear bomb detonation, installed 1955-19

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 265 men during service.

Historical Essay

Evinrude, Ole 1877-1934

Inventor

Biography of Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian-American inventor who created the first outboard motor.

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

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

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Learn about and listen to Holocaust survivor Cyla Stundel tell her story.
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