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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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

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

Historical Essay

1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)

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Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these first hand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

The first and only manifestation The Virgin Mary in the United States confirmed by Vatican officials happened near Green Bay.
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