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Historical Essay

Ashippun

Origin of Ashippun, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashippun, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Fox Lake

Origin of Fox Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fox Lake, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Sheriff

Historical Essay

1857 Promenade Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Promenade dress worn by Hannah Billinghurst of Juneau, Wisconsin, 1857. (Museum object #1955.1449,A)

Historical Essay

Welsh in Wisconsin

Read about Welsh immigration to Wisconsin between 1840 and 1890, when many Welsh settled in rural enclaves as farmers

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

Historical Essay

Brown, Olympia 1835-1926

Suffragist and Minister

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

Historical Essay

Huilsburg

Origin of Hulisburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hulisburg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Elba

Origin of Elba, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elba, Wisconsin.

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.

A Wisconsin Educator

Read about the Wisconsinite who was one of the first women to attend the University of Wisconsin and became the president of Milwaukee-Downer College.

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

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Historical Essay

Blizzard of 1881

Brief description of Wisconsin's Blizzard of 1881 also called the "Big Snow of '81."

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)

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)

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

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

Newspaperman and Author

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

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.
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