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View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Celebrations of Memorial Day Throughout History

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Discover the works of Austrian artist Franz Hölzlhuber, who documented Wisconsin scenery through watercolor.


Discover the history of Leonard Niles Anson

Historical Essay

Quinney, John W. (1797-1855)

Indian Sachem and Leader

Biography of Stockbridge Indian sachem John Quinney who helped secure full-value payment for their land and organized their removal to Wisconsin.

Clergyman, Educator, Author

Discover the history of Albert Orville Wright (1842-1905)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 2nd Cavalry

Term: Civil War (2nd Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Winans, John 1831 - 1907

Lawyer and Congressman

Discover the history of John Winans

Historical Essay

Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin

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

Historical Essay

Magician's Escape Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Escape trunk, restraining devices, and curtain used by magician Ben Bergor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum objects #1982.159.17,19,21,23,25)

Historical Essay

Reaume, Charles 1752-1821


Brief biography of legendary judge Charles Reaume.

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Sheriff

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Historical Essay

Courtship Advice Fan

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Victorian scrapbook fan made by Julia Morris of Madison, decorated with suggestions about courtship, love and marriage, 1895-1899. (Museum object #1955.480

Learn the brief history of commercial vegetable processing in Wisconsin.

Term: Abbotsford [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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