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Historical Essay

Black Hawk War (1832)

Term: Black Hawk War (1832) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pocket knife found on the corpse of Wisconsin Governor Louis P. Harvey after he drowned in the Tennessee River on April 19, 1862. (Museum object #1969.4)

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.

Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

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

Fort Howard, Brown Co.

Term: Fort Howard, Brown Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

child of the devil

Term: child of the devil in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

paczki (food)

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

Historical Essay

Fort Shelby

Term: Fort Shelby in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

hardtack (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

kringle (food)

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

Historical Essay

bratwurst

Term: bratwurst in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Historical Essay

Depere Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

atlatl

Term: atlatl in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lustron (architecture)

Term: Lustron (architecture) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Historical Essay

fur farming

Term: fur farming in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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