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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Jar of marbles used in Wisconsin fair exhibits by Professor John Sweet Donald of the University of Wisconsin during the 1920s. (Museum object #1953.663)

Historical Essay

The Origin of Milwaukee

Mahn-a-waukke

Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin got its name

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac

Origin of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Discover the history of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Newton

Origin of Newton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Newton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Historical Essay

Scotch Giant's Shoe Last

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shoe last (form) used to make boots for Frederick Shadick of Cottage Inn, Wisconsin, 1849-1854. (Museum object #1968.15.1)

Historical Essay

Whitefish Lake

Origin of Whitefish Lake

Discover the history of Whitefish Lake, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Perry

Origin of Perry, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Perry, Wisconsin.

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)

Historical Essay

Kickapoo Indians

A Brief Introduction

Read about the term Kickapoo Indians and learn more through links to Kickapoo tribes in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Historical Essay

Karlsborg

Origin of Karlsborg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Karlsborg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Schlitz, Joseph 1831 - 1875

brewer, businessman

Brief biography of brewer and businessman Joseph Schlitz (1831-1875).

Brief history of Wisconsin's various capitol buildings built and destroyed over the decades.

Economist and Professor

Discover the history of economist Thomas Sewall Adams

Historical Essay

Columbia Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Jim's Falls

Origin of Jim's Falls, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Jim's Falls, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service for three years on July 12, 1861.

Historical Essay

Kinnickinnic

Origin of Kinnickinnic, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kinnickinnic, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.
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