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Argument and an Unpopular Choice

Discover how Madison became the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Editor and Women's Right Activist

Discover the history of Theodora Winton Youmans

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Elizabeth (Prescott)

Origin of Elizabeth, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elizabeth, Wisconsin.

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

Spiritualist and Psychic Healer

Biography of spiritualist and psychic healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Ashwaubenon

Origin of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac County

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Logging in Wisconsin

Brief history of logging in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Derleth, August, 1909-1971

Author and Publisher

Biography of author and publisher August Derleth, 1909-1971.

Historical Essay

Menominee Fancy Dance Bustle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fancy dance back bustle made of dyed turkey feathers, Neopit, Wisconsin on the Menominee Reservation, c. 1982. (Museum object # 1982.48.8)

Historical Essay

Shiloh, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War. This article includes links to related documents and images.

Historical Essay

Winegar (Fosterville)

Origin of Winegar, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winegar, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wilmot

Origin of Wilmot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilmot, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Bizarre Story of Scientific Progress

Learn the bizarre story and scientific contributions of Alexis St. Martin, the man who lived over 50 years after a shotgun blasted a hole in his side.

Historical Essay

Newhall House Hotel Fire

The Tragedy of January 10, 1883

Read about the tragic fire that burned down Milwaukee landmark, the Newhall House Hotel, leaving 76 dead.
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