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This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

Drawing the Line from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan

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

Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, original documents, and histories of Wisconsin regiments.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fruit Famer, Postmaster

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the march toward Antietam, Maryland, a soldier from the 7th Wisconsin Infantry gets separated from his regiment and asks a local civilian for directions

Learn about the history of these commemortive coins thrown from floats in local parades and handed out in show rooms.

Historical Essay

Red Dot Potato Chip Can

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Container for potato chips made by Red Dot Foods, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1950. (Museum object #2002.384.1A-B)

Historical Essay

Flu Quarantine Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Influenza quarantine placard, c. 1910-1924, from the period of the "Spanish flu" epidemic. (Museum object #1978.404.50)

Historical Essay

Champion Hill, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps and original documents.

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

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

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)

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.
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