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Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)

Historical Essay

Monongahela River

Term: Monongahela River in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

1957 Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)

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

From Slave to Healer

Learn about Mary Ann Menard, Wisconsin's first doctor.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

How One Woman Changed Wisconsin During the Civil War

Discover how Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform hospitals during the Civil War would change Wisconsin forever.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Historical Essay

Fort Kaministiquia

Term: Fort Kaministiquia in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Chippewa Valley Guard (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Pail and Shovel Party

Term: Pail and Shovel Party in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fort Snelling

Term: Fort Snelling in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The First Madison Lodgings

From Under a Tree to Madison's Most Popular Lodge

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

Historical Essay

Hardtack-outfit (logging)

Term: Hardtack-outfit (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Break out (logging)

Term: Break out (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gold Rush Shawl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chinese silk shawl purchased in California during the Gold Rush by Joseph Stroebe of Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1855. (Museum object #1960.10)

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Dernier ressort (Fr.)

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

Historical Essay

lutefisk (food)

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