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Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist

Biography of William Freeman Vilas, 1840-1908.

Historical Essay

Wilmot

Origin of Wilmot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilmot, Wisconsin

Brief history of the Eastern Orthodox church in Wisconsin.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Example recruitment and confirmation letters to school-level event judges for National History Day in Wisconsin

National History Day in Wisconsin

Check out these excellent websites to help you research your National History Day project.

Classroom Material

Mildred Fish-Harnack Part II

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Read about the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fennimore

Origin of Fennimore, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fennimore, Wisconsin.

Inventor

Discover the history of John Francis Appleby

Historical Essay

Schorer, Mark 1908-1977

Novelist, Biographer, Scholar and Teacher

Biography of novelist, biographer, scholar and teacher Mark Schorer.

Historical Essay

Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chest of drawers with mirror designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for commercial market, c. 1955. (Museum object #1995.2.2.1-2)

Governor, Secretary of State, Politician

Discover the history of Fred Zimmerman

Civil War Battle Summary

Discover the role that Wisconsin troops, including Menominee warriors and our only unit of Black soldiers, played in a dramatic Civil War battle.

Educator

Discover the history of Emma F. Brookmire

Historical Essay

Wisconsin State flag

Brief history of the Wisconsin State flag.

Explore a selection of advertising posters from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Historical Essay

Genoa (Bad Axe)

Origin of Genoa, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Genoa, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862.
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