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See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

Historical Essay

Ho-Chunk Treaty of 1837

Term: Ho-Chunk Treaty of 1837 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The Budget Deficit of 1921

How a New Progressive Governor Repaired the Economy

Read about Governor John J. Blaine's plan to deal with the Budget Deficit of 1921.

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

Term: Omro Union Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 9, 1864, Ojibwe Indians from the 7th Wisconsin Infantry help drive back enemy skirmishers with American Indian war tactics in Spotsylvania, Virginia

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

Historical Essay

Birl (logging)

Term: Birl (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Adjutant General (Civil War)

Term: Adjutant General (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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.

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Sewer Socialism

Read about the era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when Milwaukee became the first Socialist city in the United States.

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

Historical Essay

Fort Edward Augustus

Term: Fort Edward Augustus in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Ounepigon (Lake)

Term: Ounepigon (Lake) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Historical Essay

Mahican

Term: Mahican in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.
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