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Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Historical Essay

Artisans Day Ribbon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Artisans Day Ribbon possibly worn during parade in Milwaukee, September 3, 1888. (Museum object #H12653)

Read how workers and trade unions helped improve working conditions and reform state government in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.
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