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Historical Essay

Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)

Historical Essay

Namakagon

Origin of Namakagon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Namakagon, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

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

Historical Essay

Muscoda

Origin of Muscoda, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muscoda, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Brief history of The American Revolution (in Wisconsin).

Historical Essay

Redville

Origin of Redville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Redville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Mohawk

Origin of Mohawk, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mohawk, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

Historical Essay

Preston

Origin of Preston, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Preston, Wisconsin.

Learn about the Disciples of Christ, who first became active in Wisconsin in the 1830s.

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

How Madison Became a City

Madison went from a small village in 1836 to being organized and governed as a city in 20 years time

Historical Essay

Fort Miami

Origin of Fort Miami, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fort Miami, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire County

Origin of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

Professor

Discover the history of Theodore Lyman Wright

Historical Essay

Norwalk

Origin of Norwalk, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Norwalk, Wisconsin.

fur trader, pioneer land speculator

Brief biography of [Jean] Joseph Rolette (1781 - 1842).

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.
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