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

Historical Essay

Luxembourgers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Luxembourgers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Emigrant Agency

Brief history of the Wisconsin Emigrant Agency.

Historical Essay

Estonians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Estonians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Synagogue Window

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Window from "The White Shul", a Sheboygan, Wisconsin synagogue, c. 1910. (Museum object #2006.108.1.1)

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.

Historical Essay

Norwegians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Norwegians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Icelanders in Wisconsin

Brief history of Icelanders in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Latvians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Latvians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early hand-carved table made by Levi Havemann, a German immigrant to Madison, c. 1860. (Museum object #1998.21.1)

Historical Essay

Slovaks in Wisconsin

Brief history of Slovaks in Wisconsin.

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

Historical Essay

Irish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Irish in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Historical Essay

Finns in Wisconsin

Learn about the Finns who emgrated to Wisconsin, largely between 180 and 1940.

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.
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