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From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

Discover the important role that tobacco and the Peace Pipe have played throughout Wisconsin's history.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.


Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Historical Essay

Ainsworth, Ellen (1918-1944)

Nurse and soldier

Discover the history of nurse and soldier Ellen Ainsworth

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 460 men during service.

Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 8th Infantry

Term: Civil War (8th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

Civil War veteran and Trappist Monk

Learn about the lay brother from Wisconsin who worked at Damien's colony of exiled native Hawaiian lepers.

Lawyer and Politician

Discover the history of Charles Grandison Williams

Historical Essay

Oneota Ceramic Vessel

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated shell-tempered pot from the OT site (47-LC-0262), 1500-1625. (Museum object #1995.218.39)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Lumberman and Civil War Hero

Discover the history of Col. Joseph Bailey

Term: Civil War (12th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History


Discover the history of Roy Chapman Andrews (1884 - 1960)

Historical Essay

Tobacco Industry

Broef history of Wisconsin's tobacco industry.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.
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