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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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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

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Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Jar of marbles used in Wisconsin fair exhibits by Professor John Sweet Donald of the University of Wisconsin during the 1920s. (Museum object #1953.663)

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Slovenians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Slovenians who settled in cities in the southern and eastern parts of the state in large numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Winning entry for the first Alice in Dairyland dress design, 1948. (Museum object #2005.157.1)
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