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Learn how paintings from the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection provide clues about the past.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Logging and Forest Products

Learn about19th-century logging in Wisconsin, the growth and decline of the industry, and the after-effects of clear-cutting Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 8 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with then-President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.
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