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Historical Essay


Origin of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.

Origin of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Lawyer and Railroad Executive

Discover the history of Edwin Hale Abbot

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Walter Alexander

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.

Historical Essay

Fort Miami

Origin of Fort Miami, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fort Miami, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Woodville (Kelly's Switch)

Origin of Woodville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodville, Wisconsin

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 16th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on January 31, 1862.

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Emigrant Agency

Brief history of the Wisconsin Emigrant Agency.

The Constitutional Convention's Influence on the City

Find out where some of the most traveled streets of Madison got their names.

Fur Trader and Explorer

Brief biography of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers who was a fur trader and explorer.

Historical Essay

Jimmy the Groundhog

Brief description of Jimmy the Groundhog.

Witnesses Tell Their Stories

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor through these firsthand accounts from Wisconsinites who were there when it happened.

Historical Essay


Origin of Emmett, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Emmett, Wisconsin.

Lawyer and Senator

Biography of lawyer and U.S. Senator Matthew Hale Carpenter.

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Aqualand Water Ski

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Water ski used at Camp Timberlane for Boys in Northern Wisconsin, 1962. (Museum object #2003.115.1)
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