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Learn how the Society became the permanent home for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fond du Lac Manufacturer

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

Historical Essay

Bartlett, Tommy (1914-1998)

This Milwaukeean's prolific life in the entertainment business helped transform the Wisconsin Dells into the major tourist destination it is today.

Spiritualist and Psychic Healer

Biography of spiritualist and psychic healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Reaume, Charles 1752-1821

Judge

Brief biography of legendary judge Charles Reaume.

Historical Essay

Scott, Walter E. 1911-1983

Conservationist, Preservationist and Writer

Discover the history of conservationist, preservationist and writer Walter E. Scott.

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Historical Essay

Hardanger Fiddle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mid-nineteenth century violin converted into Hardanger fiddle by Knute Hellund, c. 1893. (Museum object #1973.56)

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

A Short History of Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The 24th Michigan Infantry proudly marches with Wisconsin's 6th Infantry in dense fog into its first combat playing music

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Author and Editor

Biography of author and editor Ray Stannard Baker, also known as David Grayson.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Attorney, Internal Revenue Department

United States Supreme Court Justice

Biography of William H. Rehnquist, who was born in Milwaukee and went on to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

Iron Brigade

Civil War unit

Discover the only Civil War brigade made up chiefly of Wisconsin men, The Iron Brigade.
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