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Historical Essay

Swiss in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Swiss in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the temperance movement in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Evansville

Origin of Evansville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Evansville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Paper Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the paper industry in Wisconsin.

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, losing 193 men in service.

Historical Essay

Adventists in Wisconsin

Read about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other Adventist goups in Wisconsin in the 19th century, including the Scandinavian adventist communities.

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

When and where did The Gideons International really begin? There are more answers then you would think. Give this a read and decide for yourself.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Historical Essay

Goodrich Ferry

Origin of Goodrich Ferry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Goodrich Ferry, Wisconsin.

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)
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