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Historical Essay

Bull, Ole Borneman 1810-1880

Musician and Concert Violinist

Read about Ole Bull, the Norwegian musician and concert violinist who resided in Madison for several years in the 1870s.

Historical Essay

Jews in Wisconsin

Brief history of Jews in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Altoona (East Eau Claire)

Origin of Altoona, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Altoona, Wisconsin.

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

Historical Essay

Giddings (Excelsior)

Origin of Giddings, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Giddings, Wisconsin.

Suffragist and Lecturer

Biography of Jessie Annette Jack Hooper, prominent suffragist in Wisconsin civic reform groups and women's organizations.

Historical Essay

Muir, John 1838-1914


Discover the history of conservationist John Muir

Origin of the Des Plaines River

Brief description of the history of the Des Plaines River.

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

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Edgerton Bible Case

Brief explanation of The Edgerton Bible case and its wider ramifications.

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Cement Industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the cement industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Green Lake

Origin of Green Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Fennimore, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fennimore, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 373 men.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, the Buena Vista Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Historical Essay

Vinnie Ream Marble Sculpture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spirito Del Carnevale (Spirit of the Carnival)sculpture by Vinnie Ream, 1870. (Museum Object #1965.270.2)

Historical Essay


Origin of Edwards, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Edwards, Wisconsin.

Father of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Wisconsin Governor

Find out about the Wisconsin governor who championed for high standards in the dairy industry and founded the State Dairyman's Association.
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