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A New Vision for the United States

Discover how a few key political issues in the 1850s gave birth to the Republican Party

Historical Essay

Cyrus Woodman (1814 - 1889)

Lawyer, Land agent, Banker, Lumberman

Discover the history of Cyrus Woodman

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Assault on

Civil War Battle Summary

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

Historical Essay


Origin of Embarrass, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Embarrass, Wisconsin.

Professor, Author and Historian

Biography of professor and author Frederick Jackson Turner who shaped American history research

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador

Read about General Edward Stuybesant Bragg from Fond du Lac, who served with the Iron Brigade in the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Zepnick, Josh 1968


Discover the history of Josh Zepnick

Historical Essay

Leopold, Aldo, 1887-1948

Father of Wildlife Ecology

Learn about the man whose focus on the philosophy of conservation would inspire the environmental movement during the mid-20th century.

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Charles Joel Winton (1862-1934)

Historical Essay

Ashford (Leglerville, Chili)

Origin of Ashford, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashford, Wisconsin

Historical Essay


Origin of Deronda, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Deronda, Wisconsin.

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

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


Biography of interpreter Benjamin Green Armstrong who helped reverse the Indian removal order of 1849.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served at New Orleans and Baton Rouge during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Author and Diplomat

Discover the history of author and diplomat Rasmus Born Anderson

Historical Essay


Origin of Wilmot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilmot, Wisconsin
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