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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 50th Wisconsin Infantry was recruited and organized at the very end of the war under the supervision of Colonel John G. Clark, of Grant County.

Historical Essay

A League of Their Own

All-American Girls Baseball League Thrives During World War II

The story of the All-American Girls Baseball League that thrilled fans for 12 seasons in cities and towns including Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

Spiritualist and Psychic Healer

Biography of spiritualist and psychic healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

Historical Essay

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

Learn how the trial of Menominee Chief Oshkosh, one of the most famous in Wisconsin history, pitted Indian traditional justice against white man's law.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

WWII Air Ace

Discover the history of WWII air ace Richard Bong.

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Historical Essay

Electrical Power

How Wisconsin Became an Electrical Pioneer

Discover the electrical innovations that made Wisconsin one of America's most important electric centers

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Historical Essay

Lawe, John (1780-1846)

Fur Trader

Biography of John Lawe, a fur trader for Astor's American Fur Company in Green Bay.

Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

Discover how businessmen and the legislature cooperated to create Wisconsin's first railroad.

Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)
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