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Historical Essay

'Forward' Statue

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

'Forward' statue by Wisconsin artist Jean Pond Miner, 1893. (Museum object #1998.1.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Historical Essay

De Langlade Fur Trade Pouch

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilled buckskin pouch used by Charles de Langlade to carry his fur trade papers in northern Wisconsin, mid to late 1700s. (Museum object #1955.186)

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 312 men.

Historical Essay

Early Electric Dishwasher

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early household dishwasher manufactured by Hydro-Electric Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1930. (Museum object #1997.35.1A-D)

Get to know Isaac P. Walker, the first Wisconsin resident to be a presidential candidate contender in 1850.

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee's Maverick Aviator

Milwaukee's William Mitchell went from a court-martial for insubordination to being widely understood to be the father of the modern U.S. Air Force.

Last Known Female Ho-Chunk Chief

Read an account of the success and legacy of the last known Ho-Chunk female chief and her children.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on February 27, 1865.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Banjo-ukulele used by jingle composer Richard Trentlage in the first recording of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song, 1962. (Museum object #2009.59.1)
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