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Historical Essay

Menominee Fancy Dance Bustle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fancy dance back bustle made of dyed turkey feathers, Neopit, Wisconsin on the Menominee Reservation, c. 1982. (Museum object # 1982.48.8)

Historical Essay

The Black Hawk War

Read about the war with the Sauk Indians in the summer of 1832 which resulted in their massacre and defeat and the removal of the tribe from Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 8th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service September 13, 1861, and left for St. Louis on October 12, 1861.

Historical Essay

War of 1812 Cannonball

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fragment of six-pound cannonball fired in battle between American and British forces on July 1814 at Prairie du Chien, Illinois Territory (now Wisconsin).

Historical Essay

Bull Run, First Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the first major engagement of the Civil War. Article includes links to related images and documents.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Winning entry for the first Alice in Dairyland dress design, 1948. (Museum object #2005.157.1)

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Explore photographs of farm life in 20th-century Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reclining seat designed by Brooks Stevens for one of the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha luxury railroad cars, 1948 (Museum object #1991.92)

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery, or Badger Battery, which served in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865, losing 27 men.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher

Thomas S. Allen is best remembered for his leadership of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Red Dot Potato Chip Can

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Container for potato chips made by Red Dot Foods, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1950. (Museum object #2002.384.1A-B)

Historical Essay

Ukrainian Decorated Egg

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter egg decorated by Wisconsin artist Betty Pisio Christenson, 1980s. (Museum object #1996.118.356)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Civil War Battle Summary

Discover the role that Wisconsin troops, including Menominee warriors and our only unit of Black soldiers, played in a dramatic Civil War battle.

Doctor and Amateur Photographer

Discover the career of amateur photographer and doctor Edward Bass who surprised people with his near-overnight success and natural talent.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Campaign jacket worn by Chris Farley in the 1996 movie "Black Sheep." (Museum object #2007.86.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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