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Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.

A Visual Biography, 1908-1957

Learn about the four years Senator Joseph McCarthy held the nation in his grasp with his anti-Communist rhetoric.

Historical Essay

Arndt Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Vest worn by Charles C.P. Arndt when he was shot on the floor of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, 1842. (Museum object #1963.300)

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.
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