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Historical Essay

Champion Hill, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps and original documents.

An album of 32 unusual photographs taken in 1905 of graduates of Menomonie High School in Dunn County.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 6th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and was mustered into service on July 16, 1861.

Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 15th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on February 2, 1862.

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

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

Historical Essay

Silver Wedding Presents

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Silver ladle and spoon given to Syndonia (Hobbins) Jackson of Madison, Wisconsin as a wedding present, 1872. (Museum object #1955.304,A)

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Collar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Iron collar removed from a fugitive slave by Wisconsin soldiers in 1862. (Museum object #1961.73)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

In 1959 Rev. A.A.A. Schmirler traced the path Fr. Rene Menard took in 1661 down northern Wisconsins rivers to discover where Menard likely died.

Historical Essay

Madison Style Ice Boat Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Style ice boat model built by the Bernard family, c. 1917, rebuilt 1977. (Museum object #1983.292)

Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)
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