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Term: Albion [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay


Origin of Gogebic, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gogebic, Wisconsin.

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

Historical Essay

High Bridge (Silver Creek)

Origin of High Bridge, Wisconsin

Discover the history of High Bridge, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Poles in Wisconsin

Brief history of Polis migration to Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Historical Essay

Dead Lake (Lake Wingra)

Origin of Dead Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dead Lake, Wisconsin

Classroom Material

Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel

Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."

Discover the story of French traders saved from starvation by Ottawa Indians at the headwaters of the Chippewa River in 1659.

Historical Essay

Hardwood Island

Origin of Hardwood Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hardwood Island, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Athens (Black Creek Falls)

Origin of Athens, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Athens, Wisconsin.

Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator

Biography of lawyer, judge, politician and land speculator Morgan Lewis Martin.

Agricultural Innovator

Biography of Racine-based Jerome Increase Case, one of the leaders in the agricultural revolution.

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

Historical Essay

Anneke, Fritz 1818 - 1872

Soldier, Journalist and Revolutionary

Discover the history of Fritz Anneke

Historical Essay

Forest County Potawatomi

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Forest County Potawatomi band of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Florence (Cambria)

Origin of Florence, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Florence, Wisconsin.
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