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Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 29th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 27, 1862.

Historical Essay

19th-Century Immigration

Read how improving transportation and the opening of lands formerly held by Indian tribes brought immigrants from Europe and eastern states to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

Student Guides to National History Day

Get inspired to select a Wisconsin topic for your National History Day project.

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

Read about opposition to and participation in World War I before and during American involvement, as well as anti-German sentiment in Wisconsin.

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

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)

Historical Essay

Travel and Tourism

Discover how advancements in transportation, especially railroads and later the automobile,aided the growth of tourism in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

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

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.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumber Mill Owner, Founded the Town of Somerset

Field Trip or Tour

Pendarvis Field Trip

Pendarvis - a historic site

Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.

A Popular Swindler

Read about John Till and the miraculous "medical" plaster treatment that led to his arrest by the State Medical Board.
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