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Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Deauville-style chair used at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Union Terrace on Lake Mendota, 1930s. (Museum object #1982.271.9)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Depression and Unemployment

Read about the Great Depression, its effect on Wisconsin industry, agriculture, banks and labor, and New Deal efforts that aided economic recovery.

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Mining in Northern Wisconsin

Read about iron and coppermining in the Lake Superior region and on the Gogebic Range in northern Wisconsin and Michigan in the 19th century.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944. (Museum Object 1977.354.84)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Child's ceramic toilet set used by Elizabeth Marshall of Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin, c. 1905. (Museum object #1947.909,A-B)

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

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)

Read about African Americans and the struggle for civil rights in Milwaukee and Madison in the 1960s and 1970s.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Ezra Pound's Wisconsin Roots

Discover literary giant Ezra Pound's connection to the frontier wilds of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gold Rush Shawl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chinese silk shawl purchased in California during the Gold Rush by Joseph Stroebe of Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1855. (Museum object #1960.10)
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