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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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

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Disasters in Wisconsin

Learn about the meaning of "disasters in Wisconsin" and the various tragedies the state endured.

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Mirro Aluminum Company

Learn about a company that was once the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum cooking utensils. Includes links to images and a history of the industry.

How Industry Transformed the State

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Six-foot Evergleam Christmas tree with 94 branches made by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, c. 1966. (Museum object #2005.174.1.1)

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mirro Sno-Coaster sled manufactured by Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1955. (Museum object #2006.2.1)

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Shipbuilding in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipbuilding in Wisconsin.
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