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Historical Essay

Death to Capital Punishment

How Wisconsin Eliminated the Death Penalty

Read about the final person to be executed in Wisconsin before the state prohibited the death penalty.

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

The Power of the Pumpkin

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Wild Rice

A Brief History of one of Wisconsin's Earliest Crops

Discover the history of wild rice in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Marching for Civil Rights

A Brief Biography of Father James Groppi

Find out how Roman Catholic priest Father James Groppi fought for housing equality in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Learn about Robert M. La Follette's significant role in establishing the direct primary elections in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ceci, Louis J. 1927

Term: Louis J. Ceci, 1927 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Layfayette Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Pioneer in Home Economics

This woman served as the first female professor at Kansas State Agricultural College. Read about her role as state leader of the Home Economics Extension.

Historical Essay

Gooseberry Bay

Origin of Gooseberry Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gooseberry Bay, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Trade Unions in Wisconsin

Brief history of trade unions in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gravesville

Origin of Gravesville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gravesville, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel, in Milwaukee, mustered into service on October 26, 1861.

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.

Evidence of First Feasts

Take a look at some first hand accounts of the ways Native Americans of Wisconsin celebrated their own Thanksgiving ceremonies.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 319 men during that service.

Historical Essay

Fremont Guards (Civil War)

Term: Fremont Guards (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Albers, Sheryl K. 1954

Term: Sheryl K. Albers (1954) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)
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