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Historical Essay

Juneau

Origin of Juneau, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Juneau, Wisconsin.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

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

Historical Essay

Oak Grove

Origin of Oak Grove, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Oak Grove, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Reeseville

Origin of Reeseville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reeseville, Wisconsin.

Newspaperman and Author

Learn more about this Wisconsin newspaperman. This article contains links to newspaper clippings and a related article.

Historical Essay

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Elba

Origin of Elba, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elba, Wisconsin.

Read about the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun, which opened in 1851 and housed men and women prisoners.

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Historical Essay

Huilsburg

Origin of Hulisburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hulisburg, Wisconsin.

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)

Historical Essay

Fox Lake

Origin of Fox Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fox Lake, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Dodge Center

Origin of Dodge Center, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dodge Center, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

Biography of suffragist and Universalist minister Olympia Brown, the first female minister in America.

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Historical Essay

Baptists in Wisconsin

Learn about the Baptist congregations which began organizing in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Historical Essay

Caine Mutiny Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Naval uniform costume worn by actor Fred MacMurray in the 1954 motion picture "The Caine Mutiny." (Museum object #2009.19.1)
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