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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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Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)

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Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the various reformed churches brought to Wisconsin by German and Dutch immigrants.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

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Baptists in Wisconsin

Learn about the Baptist congregations which began organizing in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

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Belgians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Belgians in Wisconsin.

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

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Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

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

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Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.
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