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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Learn about the lead mining boom in southwestern Wisconsin in the early 19th century and the miners who gave Wisconsin its "badger" nickname.

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

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.

Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)
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