Farming in America

Discover the history of the International Harvester Company through the Wisconsin Historical Society's images

Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)

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

Cheesemaking in Wisconsin

Brief history of cheesemaking in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Reaume, Charles 1752-1821


Brief biography of legendary judge Charles Reaume.

Brief history of African Americans in Wisconsin.

Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor

Find out about the Wisconsin governor who championed for high standards in the dairy industry and founded the State Dairyman's Association.

Brief history of the cranberry industry in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Commercial Fruit Production

Read about the trials and tribulations of commercial fruit production in Wisconsin from 1854 until the early 20th century.

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