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Historical Essay

Beer in Wisconsin

Brief explanation of the history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Menominee war chief

Read a brief account of the Menominee leader, Tomah. This article includes several links to primary sources and pictures.

Historical Essay

Flora (Fairfield)

Origin of Flora, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Flora, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Spanish Lady" costume worn for Halloween by Virginia Shaver in 1922. (Museum object #2003.29.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

Historical Essay

Young Girl's Burial Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Burial dress for a young girl offered for sale by the A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls, c. 1900. (Museum object #1983.267.7)

Historical Essay

Whitestown

Origin of Whitestown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Whitestown, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Brief history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ristaucrat Jukebox

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Table-top Ristaucrat S-45 Selective Jukebox, produced by Ristaucrat, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, 1951. (Museum object #1974.7.2)

Read the history of Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin, a unique a community developed by freed Southern African American slaves in the mid-19th century.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

Historical Essay

Wrightstown (Wright's Ferry)

Origin of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

Brief history of the Fox and Wisconsin River Improvement Company.

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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