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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early Paleo-Indian fluted spear point found in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and made between 12,000 B.C. and 8,000 B.C. (Museum object #1985.2)

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

Historical Essay

Green Lake, Green Lake Co.

Origin of Green Lake, Green Lake County

Discover the history of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

Organizer of Wisconsin National Guard

Discover the history Chandler Pease Chapman

Professor, Chemist, Author

Discover the history of Fritz Wilhelm Woll

Historical Essay

Farmington

Origin of Farmington, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Farmington, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ashwabena, Brown Co.

Origins of Ashwabena, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashwabena, Wisconsin

Politician, Congressman, Dairy and Food Expert

Discover the history of politician Henry Cullen Adams

WWII Air Ace

Discover the history of WWII air ace Richard Bong.

Lawyer, Politician, Congressman

Discover the history of Gilbert Motier Woodward

Historical Essay

York Island

Origin of York Island

Discover the history of York Island

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

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

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

Historical Essay

Wooden Curling Stone

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden curling stone used near Lodi, Wisconsin in the 19th century. (Museum object #1957.205)

Historical Essay

Civil War Loyalty Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

20-star United States Flag used in initiation ceremonies to the Union League, where members swore to protect the Union and its values, Prairie du Chien, Wi

Historical Essay

Francis Creek

Origin of Francis Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Francis Creek, Wisconsin.
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