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Explore a selection of advertising posters from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

Learn how the Society became the permanent home for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Historical Essay

Bolens Garden Tractor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garden tractor manufactured by the Gilson Bolens Manufacturing Co., Port Washington, Wisconsin, 1928-1939. (Museum object #2001.1.1)

Learn how Wisconsin became an industrial center in the latter half of the 19th century.
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