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Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evacuation Route road sign used to direct Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents out of town in the event of a potential nuclear bomb detonation, installed 1955-19

Historical Essay

Civil War, Wisconsin Troops

Brief hisory of troops from Wisconsin in the Civil War.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

Historical Essay

Evinrude, Ole 1877-1934

Inventor

Biography of Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian-American inventor who created the first outboard motor.

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Evangelicals in Wisconsin

Brief history of Evangelicals in Wisconsin.

Newspaperman, Politician and Inventor

Biography of newspaperman, a politician and typewriter inventor Christopher Latham Sholes.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 39th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee and mustered in on June 3, 1864.

The history of tanning and leather processing in Wiscosin.

Steamships, Canals and the 19th Century Economy

Discover what happened when 19th century Wisconsin settlers tried to construct a canal between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes.

Read about the pottery industry in Wisconsin, which began when English potters emigrated in the 1840s and operated until the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Beer in Wisconsin

Brief explanation of the history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

The Civil Right's Leader Shows his Support

Discover the connection Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King had with the 1960s protests in Milwaukee.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Brief biography of Philip Danforth Armour who established one of the world's largest meat packing firms.

Historical Essay

Houdini, Harry 1874 - 1926

Magician and Showman

Brief biography of Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926).
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