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Historical Essay

The Origin of Milwaukee


Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin got its name

Brief history of the brewing tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Swedes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Swedes in Wisconsin.

National History Day Competitions

A generic judge orientation outline used at the state event and at several regional events in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Carpenter's Tool Chest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tool chest used by carpenter Charles Colburn of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Museum object #2004.137.1-248)

Historical Essay

Latvians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Latvians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Mosel, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mosel, Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Abraham, Harvey R. 1895

Term: Harvey R. Abraham (1895) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Diamond Hill

Origin of Diamond Hill, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Diamond Hill, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay


Origin of Erdman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Erdman, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Geologist, Archaeologist, and Soldier

Brief biography of Charles Whittlesey (1808 - 1886).

Brief history of the meat packing industry in Wisconsin.

Physician, Surgeon and Teacher

Discover the history of physician, surgeon and teacher Chandler Burnell Chapman

Historical Essay

Wild Rice Threshing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Improvised wild rice threshing machine used on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin, c. 1990. (Museum object #1999.61.5)

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 6 of the 4th-grade history textbook.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 243 men during service.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor

Learn about the German born man who would become Wisconsin's 8th governor. This article includes links to original documents.
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