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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 51st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee from March 20-April 29, 1865, at the very end of the war.

Historical Essay

Marin, Paul, 1692-1753

French Official, Captain and Fur Trader

Biography of French Official, Captain and Fur Trader Paul Marin.

Pioneer in Home Economics

This woman served as the first female professor at Kansas State Agricultural College. Read about her role as state leader of the Home Economics Extension.

Read about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) , the New Deal program to conserve natural resources

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 49th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison between December 24, 1864, and March 5, 1865.

Historical Essay

Universalists in Wisconsin

Brief history of Universalists in Wisconsin.

Term: Civil War (African American troops) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The First Madison Lodgings

From Under a Tree to Madison's Most Popular Lodge

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Historical Essay

Yankees in Wisconsin

Brief history of Yankees in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mount Vernon

Origin of Mount Vernon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mount Vernon, Wisconsin

Brief history of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Brothertown Indian Nation. Learn more on the tribe's website about Brothertown heritage, the recognition process, and more.

Historical Essay

Edwin Witte, 1887-1960

Father of the Social Security Act

Learn about this Wisconsin-born economist and his active role in the development of the Social Security Act.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Librarian, Lecturer, Reformer and Author

Biography of Lutie Eugenia Stearns, librarian, lecturer, reformer and author who helped establish the Wisconsin Free Library Commission.

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (early)

Brief history of early roads in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Presbyterians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Presbyterians in Wisconsin.
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