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Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador

Read about General Edward Stuybesant Bragg from Fond du Lac, who served with the Iron Brigade in the Civil War.

Historical Essay

CCC Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trunk used by Werner Brunner while working on Civilian Conservation Corps projects in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1934-1935.(Museum object #1990.165.26,A)

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)

General Information

Sample NHD Projects

National History Day in Wisconsin

Review these award-winning NHD projects to get inspiration for your own!

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Capitols

During its history, Wisconsin has had five capitols. Read a brief chronology and see a timeline.

National History Day Competitions

Historical Essay

Ainsworth, Ellen (1918-1944)

Nurse and soldier

Discover the history of nurse and soldier Ellen Ainsworth

Historical Essay

Orson Welles, 1915-1985

Cinematic Visionary

Learn about this Wisconsin-born director, his relationship with the film industry, and his lasting legacy as a filmmaker.

Historical Essay

Miss Annie Mae's Church Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hat worn by Annie Mae McClain to services at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2006.103.2)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 265 men during service.

Historical Essay

Fort Koshkonong

A Fortification That may not Have Existed

Learn the story surrounding the building of Fort Koshkonong by General Henry Atkinson.

Historical Essay

Chase, Warren 1813-1891

Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician

Biography of spiritualist, social reformer and politician Warren Chase.

Poet and Temperance Advocate

Biography of Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Historical Essay

Willard, Frances (1839-1898)

Temperance and Women's Rights Activist

Explore the history of activist Frances Willard

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Includes reproducible worksheets that guide students through essential questions. DVD available with classroom purchase.

Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin troops' role in the 10-month Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which led to the surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copy of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington painted by Thomas Sully, 1854. (Museum object #1942.506)

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