A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Landscape view of the Martin Luetscher II farmstead, Honey Creek Township, Wisconsin, c. 1875 (Museum object #2005.182.1)


Boy with Calf

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Harold Calder, wearing bib overalls and a cap, poses with his calf, which won second place at the Cambridge Festival in 1931. There are chickens, a small c...

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

Historical Essay

Reaume, Charles 1752-1821


Brief biography of legendary judge Charles Reaume.

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.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown

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