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Historical Essay

Brett Favre's Packers Jersey

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Green Bay Packers football jersey worn by Brett Favre during game against Chicago Bears, January 2, 2005. (Museum object #2005.83.1)

National History Day Research

Learn how to schedule a fieldtrip to the Wisconsin Historical Society

A Short History of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Aspin, Leslie, 1938-1995


The history of Leslie Aspin.


Biography of Photojournalist Dickey Chapelle.

French Fur Trader

Learn about one of the first French fur traders to visit Wisconsin. Read about his experiences with Indian tribes and his exploration of the countryside.

Historical Essay

Outagamie County

Origin of Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Paquette, Pierre (1796-1836)

Trader, Scout and Interpreter

Biography of biracial Indian and European trader, scout and interpreter Pierre Paquette.

Classroom Material

Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

Historical Essay


Brief history of Prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Oscar Mayer Wiener Song

Brief history of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song.

Historical Essay

The Black Hawk War

A Misunderstanding Leads to Massacre

Discover how a Treaty Misunderstanding led to the Massacre of Thousands of Sauk Indians

Read about the development of an official public education system in Wisconsin. This article includes several links.

Classroom Material

What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome

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


Origin of Edwards, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Edwards, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Suburbs in Wisconsin

Brief history of suburbs in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Preston, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Preston, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Wyocena, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wyocena, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Eagle Island (Egg Harbor)

Origin of Eagle Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle Island, Wisconsin.
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