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Historical Essay

Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)

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.

Historical Essay

Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Historical Essay

Lithuanians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Lithuanians who emigrated to Wisconsin in the early 20th century and again after World War II.

Historical Essay

Slovenians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Slovenians who settled in cities in the southern and eastern parts of the state in large numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Historical Essay

Belgians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Belgians in Wisconsin.

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Brief history of the various reformed churches brought to Wisconsin by German and Dutch immigrants.

Historical Essay

Kilbourn, Byron (1801-1870)

Land Speculator and Politician

Brief biography of surveyor, land speculator, railroad promoter and politician Byron Kilbourn, twice elected mayor of Milwaukee.

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

Historical Essay

Hmong in Wisconsin

Bries explanation of Hmong communities in Wisconsin.

Brief history of Christian Science in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Baptists in Wisconsin

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

Brief description fo the events surrounding Milwaukee's Third Ward fire of 1892.

Politician and Industrialist

Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

Historical Essay

Dutch in Wisconsin

Leart about Dutch immigration to Wisconsin, which peaked between 1840 and 1890 and was divided into Protestant and Catholic group.

Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

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)
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