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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 33rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on October 18, 1862

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

Wisconsin Works, BadgerCare, Pathways to Independence

Learn about Tommy Thompson's welfare legislation that became a national model for state-supported aid to low-income families and disabled people.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

The Origins of Thanksgiving

It's not What You Might Think

Discover the historical evidence of the first Thanksgiving.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Read how the end of the War of 1812 led to the establishment of American forts and increased exploration and settlement in the Wisconsin territory.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Presentation Pipe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ojibwe pipe presented to Wisconsin territorial governor James Duane Doty, 1844. (Museum object #1955.399,A)

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

Historical Essay

Early Two-Piece Bathing Suit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Two-piece bathing suit worn by Lois Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin, c. 1947. (Museum object #2003.113.6A-B)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 42nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 7, 1864.

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

Historical Essay

A League of Their Own

All-American Girls Baseball League Thrives During World War II

The story of the All-American Girls Baseball League that thrilled fans for 12 seasons in cities and towns including Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee.

Read about the development of the Republican Party in Wisconsin in the years prior to the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)

Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman

Brief biography of Civil War veteran and three term U.S. Congressman best remembered for disobeying orders to return fugitive slaves to their owners.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.
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