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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Road jersey worn by Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock in 1957. (Museum object #2006.68.1)

Historical Essay

moiety

Term: moiety in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read how Robert La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state government in the early 20th century.

Read about the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

A Good Mother, a Good Friend and a Good Woman

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance and women's rights.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read a brief description of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, Co. G. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the Company.

Historical Essay

Menominee Fancy Dance Bustle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fancy dance back bustle made of dyed turkey feathers, Neopit, Wisconsin on the Menominee Reservation, c. 1982. (Museum object # 1982.48.8)

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Historical Essay

Burt's Solar Compass

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Solar Compass used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during the 1840s and 1850s. (Museum object #1962.60.2,A)

Historical Essay

Fort Duquesne

Term: Fort Duquesne in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Chequamegon

Term: Chequamegon in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

paczki (food)

Term: paczki (food) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fort Orange

Term: Fort Orange in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."

Historical Essay

Hand-pike (logging)

Term: Hand-pike (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Knot-bumper (logging)

Term: Knot-bumper (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

bourgeois (Fr.)

Term: bourgeois (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Industrial sewing machine used to make one of Wisconsin's signature products for over 40 years, 1950s-1997. (Museum object #1997.54.1A-D)

Historical Essay

Life in Early Madison

Learn about life in early Madison

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.
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