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Historical Essay

Dog (logging)

Term: Dog (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 45th Infantry

Term: Civil War (45th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Black Thursday (October 24, 1929) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Haversack (Civil War)

Term: Haversack (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Girls

Term: Industrial School for Girls in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concentration camp sweater worn by Tadeusz Kowalczyk while a prisoner at Auschwitz during World War II. (Museum object #1985.92)

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Stockbridge-Munsee community in Wisconsin and learn more through links to the band's website and to visual materials in our collections.

Historical Essay

Paine, Byron, 1827-1871

Civil Rights Law

Learn about the Milwaukee based lawyer who won two of Wisconsin's most important civil rights cases and was on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

gorget

Term: gorget in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Chippewa Valley Guard (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about and listen to Holocaust survivor Cyla Stundel tell her story.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Term: Paleoindian culture (archaeology) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

“Sons in Service” flag from the Washbush home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1917-1918. (Museum object #1985.34.1)

Historical Essay

Vitamin-Finding Feces Bucket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sheetmetal bucket with wooden handle. Collected cow manure for University of Wisconsin, Madison, nutrition experiments, 1907-1911.(Museum object #1992.103)

Historical Essay

Fort Kaministiquia

Term: Fort Kaministiquia in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

Historical Essay

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

Learn more about this Madisonian's contribution to the literary community. This article details his Pulitzer prize-winning plays and novels.
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