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

Historical Essay

Flapper Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evening gown worn by Edith Evelyn Nelson to the University of Wisconsin's Junior Prom, c. 1923. (Museum object #1969.147.2)

General Information

Student Materials

Downloads for 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Links for Downloading 4th-grade textbook

Historical Essay

French in Wisconsin

Brief history of the French in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Abraham, Harvey R. 1895

Term: Harvey R. Abraham (1895) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Beer in Wisconsin

Brief explanation of the history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Learn about what it was like to live in Madison, Wisconisin during middle of the 19th century.

Adventurer

Discover the history of Roy Chapman Andrews (1884 - 1960)

Historical Essay

Cheesemaking in Wisconsin

Brief history of cheesemaking in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Tourism in Wisconsin

A brief summary of tourism in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Porlier, Jacques 1765-1839

Fur Trader and Chief Justice

Biography of fur trader and chief justice of the Brown County Court Jacques Porlier.

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Classroom Material

Belle Case La Follette

Discover the history of Belle Case La Follete, women's suffrage activist and wife of Bob La Follette.

Classroom Material

Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company

Historical Essay

Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926

Magician and Showman

Brief biography of Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926).

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Historical Essay

Monroe County

Origin of Monroe County

Discover the history of Monroe County, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Cast Iron Effigy Mound Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cast iron Wisconsin effigy mound model in the shape of a "trunk and arms of a man", designed by Increase A. Lapham, c. 1875. (Museum object #1975.8.12)

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 12 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade texbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

The Surprise and Aftermath of a Miraculous Birth

Discover the sad story of the naturally-conceived set of quintuplets born in Watertown, believed to be the first set of quintuplets in the U.S.
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