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Historical Essay

Burt's Solar Compass

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Solar Compass used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during the 1840s and 1850s. (Museum object #1962.60.2,A)

Historical Essay

Mining in Northern Wisconsin

The Boom and Bust of the 19th Century

Discover how the copper boom and bust of the 19th century permanently altered the communities of northern Wisconsin.

Spiritualist and Psychic Healer

Biography of spiritualist and psychic healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

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)

A Short History of Wisconsin

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