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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.

Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

Discover how businessmen and the legislature cooperated to create Wisconsin's first railroad.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed 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.

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.

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