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Historical Essay

Newhall House Hotel Fire

The Tragedy of January 10, 1883

Read about the tragic fire that burned down Milwaukee landmark, the Newhall House Hotel, leaving 76 dead.

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Newspaperman

Discover the history of Frank Edmund Andrews

Historical Essay

Zeidler, Frank (1912 - 2006)

Mayer of Milwaukee

Discover the history of Frank Zeidler

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 5 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Historical Essay

James, Ada Lois (1876-1952)

Suffragist, Social Worker and Reformer

Biography of suffragist, social worker and reformer Ada Lois James.

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis

General Information

Sample NHD Projects

National History Day in Wisconsin

Review these award-winning NHD projects to get inspiration for your own!

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Capitols

During its history, Wisconsin has had five capitols. Read a brief chronology and see a timeline.

Historical Essay

Fort Koshkonong

A Fortification That may not Have Existed

Learn the story surrounding the building of Fort Koshkonong by General Henry Atkinson.

Author

Discover the history of Wisconsin children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder

Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin troops' role in the 10-month Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which led to the surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copy of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington painted by Thomas Sully, 1854. (Museum object #1942.506)

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Souvenir Record Album of Wisconsin songs recorded by the "Incomparable" Hildegarde, c. 1969. (Museum object #2001.50.13.1-2)

Hero of the Confederacy

Discover the story of Belle Boyd, the celebrity Civil War spy who died while performing in the Wisconsin Dells.
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