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French Fur Trader

Learn about one of the first French fur traders to visit Wisconsin. Read about his experiences with Indian tribes and his exploration of the countryside.

Historical Essay

Shipwrecks in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipwrecks in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garnet velvet evening gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Charlotte McAleer Kohler to President Eisenhower's 1953 Inauguration Ball. (Museum object #1960.211

Historical Essay

Gill's Rock

Origin of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

Milwaukee's First Photojournalist

Read about the life and career of photojournalist John Robert Taylor, who captured the spirit of Milwaukee through photographs in the early 20th century.

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

Brief history of Mass transportation in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Gratiot

Origin of Gratiot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gratiot, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fox Wars, 1712-1730

Brief run down of the events surrounding the series of confrontations between the Fox Indians and the French, largely fought between 1712 and 1730.

Historical Essay

Ristaucrat Jukebox

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Table-top Ristaucrat S-45 Selective Jukebox, produced by Ristaucrat, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, 1951. (Museum object #1974.7.2)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Norse Pottery (1903-1913)

Historical Essay

White's Prairies

Origin of White's Prairies

Discover the history of White's Prairies

Historical Essay

Hull

Origin of Hull, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hull, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Abrahams, Jim 1944 -

Term: Jim Abrahams (1944-) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Counties in Wisconsin

Counties in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Ekdall

Origin of Ekdall, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ekdall, Wisconsin.

Read about the Home for Women, a reformatory for women aged 18 -31, and the State Prison for Women, which became the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Oldest known surviving license plate in Wisconsin, issued to a Mount Horeb man, 1905. (Museum object #1966.493.1)
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