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Historical Essay

Lunch (logging)

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

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Historical Essay

Hmong

Term: Hmong in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

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

Historical Essay

Northern Lights (Civil War)

Term: Northern Lights (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights

Learn how Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine used the power of law for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

Historical Essay

bird's-eye view

Term: bird's-eye view in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Adjutant (Civil War)

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

Learn about and listen to Holocaust survivor Cyla Stundel tell her story.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read this Civil War battle summary, the role played by Wisconsin troops, and links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Historical Essay

colonialism

Term: colonialism in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fort Duquesne

Term: Fort Duquesne in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Oumalouminek

Term: Oumalouminek in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

Term: Madison Sharp-shooters (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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