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

Historical Essay

Paine, Byron, 1827-1871

Civil Rights Law

Learn about the Milwaukee based lawyer who won two of Wisconsin's most important civil rights cases and was on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson

Learn how Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson were inspired as boys to create the world's largest motorcycle company.

Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

Historical Essay

Driftless Area

Discover the ominously named hilly landscape environment of southwestern Wisconsin.

When the Beaver was King

Discover how beavers transformed Wisconsin's economy in the 1650s for the next two centuries.

Historical Essay

Alice in Dairyland

Brief history of the Alice In Dairyland program, which promotes Wisconsin's dairy industry nationwide.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

This Milwaukee born woman successfully advocated for progressive reforms in the educational system and was influential in the Milwaukee socialist movement.

Historical Essay

Skunk Grease Medicine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Skunk grease made by Henry Blumer as a home health remedy for Adolph Strahm of Green County, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2006.1.1A-B)

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

Brief history of African Americans in Wisconsin.

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

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel, in Milwaukee, mustered into service on October 26, 1861.

Historical Essay

Schorer, Mark 1908-1977

Novelist, Biographer, Scholar and Teacher

Biography of novelist, biographer, scholar and teacher Mark Schorer.

Historical Essay

Victorian Baby Carriage

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Baby carriage used by the McFetridge family of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, c. 1871. (Museum object #1963.135.225)

A New Vision for the United States

Discover how a few key political issues in the 1850s gave birth to the Republican Party

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Assault on

Civil War Battle Summary

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