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Historical Essay

Winneconne

Origin of Winneconne, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winneconne, Wisconsin

Read an account of the history of recall elections in Wisconsin. This article also includes a Wisconsin recall timeline and citations of scholarly sources.

Historical Essay

1857 Promenade Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Promenade dress worn by Hannah Billinghurst of Juneau, Wisconsin, 1857. (Museum object #1955.1449,A)

Photographer

Discover the history of Henry Hamilton Bennett

Historical Essay

Goerke's Corners (Blodgett)

Origin of Goerke's Corners, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Goerke's Corners, Wisconsin.

A New Vision for the United States

Discover how a few key political issues in the 1850s gave birth to the Republican Party

Carrie Chapman Catt: A Life of Service

View Carrie Chapman Catt's glass lantern slides from her travels as an activist for women's rights and world peace.

Term: Algoma [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Lady Elgin (shipwreck, 1860)

Brief description of the sinking of the Lady Elgin which was carryinh about 300 Milwaukeeans.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician, 6th Wisconsin Governor, Presidential Cabinet Member

Brief biography of lawyer, judge and politician Alexander W. Randall, who served as the sixth Governor of Wisconsin from 1858 until 1861.

Historical Essay

Door County

Origin of Door County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Door County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 50th Infantry

Term: Civil War (50th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)

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

Germans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Germans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wilson

Origin of Wilson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson, Wisconsin

Brief history of the 1883 Capitol collapse disaster.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 41st Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 18 men during service.
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