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Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mohrsville

Origin of Mohrsville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mohrsville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Spanish Currency

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spanish Reale coin from the Alden's Corners Post Office Site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.8)

Historical Essay

Wilson

Origin of Wilson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Silver Wedding Presents

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Silver ladle and spoon given to Syndonia (Hobbins) Jackson of Madison, Wisconsin as a wedding present, 1872. (Museum object #1955.304,A)

Historical Essay

Muir, John (1838-1914)

Conservationist, Writer, Explorer

Learn about the conservationist who was instrumental in the creation of Yosemite National Park. This article contains links to several primary sources.

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Boys

Read about the school for juvenile delinquents that was formed in Waukesha, WI. This article contains links to images and official reports.

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)

Photojournalist

Biography of Photojournalist Dickey Chapelle.

Historical Essay

Forest County Potawatomi

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Forest County Potawatomi band of Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Libraries in Wisconsin

Brief history of libraries in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Deansville

Origin of Deansville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Deansville, Wisconsin

Cartoonist and Comic Artist

Discover the history of Thomas Carl Anderson

Historical Essay

Depression and Unemployment

Hard Times in Wisconsin

Discover the role Wisconsin played in ending the Great Depression

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Menominee war chief

Read a brief account of the Menominee leader, Tomah. This article includes several links to primary sources and pictures.

Historical Essay

Big Boy

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trade figure from the Big Boy restaurant on South Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971-1985. (Museum object #1993.52)
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