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Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Historical Essay

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)

Term: Allouez Bay [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

1880s "Aesthetic" Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tea gown inspired by the "Aesthetic" Movement of the late nineteenth century, worn by Annie Cronk of Oregon, Wisconsin, c. 1881. (Museum object #1952.128)

NHD Annual Theme

Read an overview of the annual theme, its scope and how it relates to sample topics.

Term: Albion [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

Historical Essay

Schurz, Carl (1829-1906)

Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor

Read about Carl Schurz, the German immigrant and political reformer who helped elect President Lincoln, fought in the Civil War, served as a U.S. Senator.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Download the registration form for your region to register. Contest dates and registration deadlines are listed on each region's form.

Historical Essay

Sundae Sermon

Defining Sundaes

Was the first ice cream sundae made in Wisconsin or New York? Give this whimsical story a read and come to your own conclusion.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 6th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and was mustered into service on July 16, 1861.

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

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served at New Orleans and Baton Rouge during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Works, BadgerCare, Pathways to Independence

Learn about Tommy Thompson's welfare legislation that became a national model for state-supported aid to low-income families and disabled people.

Historical Essay

Robert M. La Follette

Governor and Progressive

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement reformed state government and the Republican Party.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

General Information

About Our 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Learn about the definitive fourth-grade Wisconsin history textbook
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