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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Winning entry for the first Alice in Dairyland dress design, 1948. (Museum object #2005.157.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 41st Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 18 men during service.

Historical Essay

Sousa Conductor's Baton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conductor's baton presented to Marquette University by John Philip Sousa in 1924. (Museum object #1980.228.12)

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

How Wisconsin Created the Workday

Discover the history of the labor movement in Wisconsin and how it created the modern work week.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 28th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 240 men during service.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Mathilde, 1817-1884

This woman founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States. Read about her dedication to women's rights and her opposition to slavery.

Historical Essay

Artisans Day Ribbon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Artisans Day Ribbon possibly worn during parade in Milwaukee, September 3, 1888. (Museum object #H12653)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Infantry. Includes links to a longer history, the Infantry's roster, list of casualities, original documents and assignments.

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Desk used by Milwaukee Alder Vel Phillips, made by the Northwestern Furniture Company for Milwaukee City Hall, 1895. (Museum object #2007.16.1)

Historical Essay

Stevens, Brooks, 1911-1995

Industrial Designer

Learn more about this Milwaukeean whose life's work greatly influenced the field of industrial design and the art of salesmanship.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz (1818-1872)

Journalist, Revolutionary and Union Army Officer

Biography of journalist, German revolutionary and Union army artillery officer Fritz Anneke.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Wisconsin Board of Regents Member

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