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Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay


Origin of Kingston, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kingston, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent

Read about one of the Democratic Party politicians around the time of the Civil War. This article details his Civil War service and contains several links.

The Story of Lost Bird

Discover this harrowing story that brings together a feminist pioneer and the infant her husband found in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.

Discover the history of Elizabeth Therese Baird

Wade House - a historic site

At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.

Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, original documents, and histories of Wisconsin regiments.

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Historical Essay


Origin of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)

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Racine Belles Movie Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Racine Belles baseball uniform costume worn in the 1992 movie, A League of Their Own. (Museum object #2008.145.1.1)

National History Day in Wisconsin

Check out a sample schedule to help you prepare for your own National History Day event

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

Historical Essay

Lutherans in Wisconsin

Brief documenting of the history of Lutherans in Wisconsin.

A Short History of Wisconsin


Discover the history of Christopher Bach

Historical Essay


Origin of Woodland, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodland, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Neva township

Origin of Neva township, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Neva township, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 4th Infantry

Term: Civil War (4th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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