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Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Historical Essay

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Doll depicting Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox made by Milwaukee artist Joan (Beringer) Pripps, 1947-1948. (Museum object #2007.139.19)

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Pauline Pottery Covered Jar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hand-painted earthenware jar manufactured by the Pauline Pottery, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1888-1892. (Museum object # 1964.95.1,A)

Legendary Midwestern Artist

Discover the history of legendary American artist John Steuart Curry.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

Historical Essay

Madison's Fur Traders

The First White Men in Madison

The first white residents of Madison were fur traders Wallace Rowan, Olivier Ammel and Michel St. Cyr.

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and learn more through links to the Oneida website and to visual materials in our collections.

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn how Cordelia Harvey established a hospital in Madison to help Civil War soldiers

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.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Historical Essay

Allis, Louis (1866-1950)

Industrialist and Businessman

Biography of Milwaukee industrialist and businessman Louis Allis.

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

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.

Chief of the Sauk Indians

Biography of Indian war chief Black Hawk

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.
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