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

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Early Schools

How the University was Began

Discover how the lack of educational opportunities in Wisconsin helped create the University of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

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.

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

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.

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Evinrude, Ole 1877-1934

Inventor

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

Learn about the LGBT rights movement in Wisconsin. This article also contains links to other articles about the history of the LGBT movement in WI.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)
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