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Historical Essay

Slavery in Wisconsin

Brief history of slavery in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Oconto County

Origin of Oconto County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Oconto County, Wisconsin.

Fur Trader

Brief bio of Augustin Grignon, a fur trader who ran a gristmill and flour mill at Kaukauna.

Historical Essay

Foster's Ferry (Fulton)

Origin of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster's Ferry, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mining in Northern Wisconsin

The Boom and Bust of the 19th Century

Discover how the copper boom and bust of the 19th century permanently altered the communities of northern Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Winneconne

Origin of Winneconne, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winneconne, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Misha Mokwa

Origin of Misha Mokwa, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Misha Mokwa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Governors

View a chronological list of Wisconsin governors.

Historical Essay

Nabob

Origin of Nabob, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nabob, Wisconsin

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

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)

The Genesis of Modern Wisconsin

Discovery the history of the Woodland and Middle Mississippean Indian cultures and their relationship to modern Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gay Purge of 1962

Term: Gay Purge of 1962 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

Kewaunee

Origin of Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

Historical Essay

Pepin County

Origin of Pepin County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Pepin County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 12th Infantry

Term: Civil War (12th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.
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