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An Inventive and Imaginative Photographer

Learn about H.H. Bennett, the 19th-century photographer of Wisconsin Dells landscapes.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Bright beer" storage tank by Dunck Tank Works, Milwaukee, c 1910. Used by Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, c 1915-1995.(Museum object #2007.83.2)

Historical Essay

Muir, John 1838-1914

Conservationist

Discover the history of conservationist John Muir

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

The story of Capt. Jonathan Walker whose hand was branded with "S.S." (for "slave stealer") for assisting fugitive slaves.

Historical Essay

Meir, Golda (1898-1978)

Israel's First Female Prime Minister

Learn about the life of Israel's first female prime minster, her role in the Zionist movement, and her early years living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 8th Infantry

Term: Civil War (8th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

A Brief Biography of Mildred Fish-Harnack

Learn how Mildred Fish went from being a Madison, Wisconsin literary scholar to a Soviet spy in Germany during World War II.

The Brief Stay of Rutherford B. Hayes

Discover the visits US presidents have paid to Wisconsin

Term: Fremont Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

The Virgin Mary Appears to an Illiterate Peasant Girl

Learn about the first and only manifestation of the Virgin Mary in the United States near Green Bay, confirmed by the Vatican.

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Chickamauga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the battle that temporarily halted the Union advance into the heart of the Confederacy. This article contains several links.

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

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.
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