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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)

Historical Essay

Magician's Escape Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Escape trunk, restraining devices, and curtain used by magician Ben Bergor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum objects #1982.159.17,19,21,23,25)

Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 319 men during that service.

The story of Mary Hayes-Chynoweth, one of Wisconsin's best-known mystics who also predicted the future on a number of occasions.

View this image collection of the Wisconsin Democratic Senator William Proxmire.

Read about Governor Tommy Thompson's efforts to revitalize Wisconsin's economy and reform the state's welfare programs in the 1980s and 1990s.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Miss Annie Mae's Church Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hat worn by Annie Mae McClain to services at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2006.103.2)

Historical Essay

Courtship Advice Fan

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Victorian scrapbook fan made by Julia Morris of Madison, decorated with suggestions about courtship, love and marriage, 1895-1899. (Museum object #1955.480

View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire's Bawdy Past

The Naughty City

Discover Eau Claire's naughty past as a hub of prostitution for the lumbermen looking to support the world's oldest profession.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse

Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.

Historical Essay

Port Hudson, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the siege of Port Hudson by Union forces in the summer of 1863.

Learn about the LGBT rights movement in Wisconsin. This article also contains links to other articles about the history of the LGBT movement in WI.

The Story of Two Communities Through Photographs

Read about the history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, two Wisconsin communities, and view photos documenting more than 150 years of life in the two cities.
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