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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer

Read about Dennis Daily and his remarkable bravery during the Battles of Weldon Road and White Oak Road in Virginia during the Civil War

View a large gallery of Wisconsin residents playing: bowling, dancing, curling, sailing, skateboarding, skating, skiing and snowmobiling.

Learn about Robert M. La Follette's significant role in establishing the direct primary elections in Wisconsin.

Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)

A Brief Biography of Aldo Leopold

Learn how a boy from Iowa grew up to be one of the most important environmentalists of the 20th century and a legendary Wisconsinite.

Historical Essay

1950s Pink Kitchen

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pink kitchen with General Electric appliances and custom built cabinets from a Waukesha, Wisconsin ranch home, c. 1958. (Museum object #2006.82)

Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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

A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson

Learn how Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson were inspired as boys to create the world's largest motorcycle company.

View images from film "Hell's Angels," released by United Artists in 1930.

Learn how Wisconsin became an industrial center in the latter half of the 19th century.

Historical Essay

Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Read this informative article about the life of the Wisconsin born author, most famous for the children's book series Little House on the Prairie.
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