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The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fremont Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Fremont Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Act

Term: Fugitive Slave Act in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Clergyman, Educator, Author

Discover the history of Albert Orville Wright (1842-1905)

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Historical Essay

Gay Purge of 1962

Term: Gay Purge of 1962 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

Architect and Writer

Discover the history of Frank Lloyd Wright


Discover the history of Robert Manning Antes

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 30th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 69 men in service.

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about how a lieutenant outwitted Confederate soldiers after he was captured in the fog near Petersburg, Virginia

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Term: Civil War (4th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lighthouses and Lifesaving

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about the importance of lighthouses on the shores of the Great Lakes.

Newspaperman, Lawyer and Politician

Discover the history of Hiram A. Wright
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