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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 Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hammered copper pike from Interstate Park Bison site, Polk County, Wisconsin, c. 1000-4000 B.C. (Museum object #1956.3099)

Historical Essay

Perryville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where more than 7,500 soldliers were killed.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part I

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin troops' role in the 10-month Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which led to the surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Oldest Toast in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Charred bread slices recovered from the Alden's Corners archaeological site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.1,3,5)

Historical Essay

Wild Rice

A Brief History of one of Wisconsin's Earliest Crops

Discover the history of wild rice in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

Historical Essay

1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Read about the Norwegian immigrant who became colonel to the predominately Norwegian 15th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.
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