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Read about the creation of the Wisconsin territory, the formation of a territorial government, and the move of the capital from Belmont to Madison.

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

Historical Essay

Bra Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Land of the Freed-up Woman American flag banner made from bras, 1971. (Museum object #2000.79.1)

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

A Historical Look at Service Stations

Photographs of Wisconsin gas stations portray the development of service station architecture.

Read an account of the French explorer who claimed much of Wisconsin for France and who traded with several Indian tribes near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Discover how Wisconsin got it's first printing press.

Historical Essay

Beaver Top Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Top hat made from beaver felt and worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin, c. 1825. (Museum object #1968.644)

Read about the development of social and cultural institutions such as public schools, churches, colleges and universities and Indian mission schools.

A Short Biography

Learn about the first extreme winters in Wisconsin suffered by explorers and settlers in the 17th through 19th centuries, with links to other articles

The first and only manifestation The Virgin Mary in the United States confirmed by Vatican officials happened near Green Bay.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Historical Essay

The Founding of Major Cities

Read how land speculation and the development of transportation spurred settlement in 19th-century Wisconsin, leading to the rise of larger cities.

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Learn about the canal era and the use of steamboats on Wisconsin waterways and lakes in the 19-th century.
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