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The Brief Stay of Rutherford B. Hayes

Discover the visits US presidents have paid to Wisconsin

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

Historical Essay

Giant Punt Gun

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Punt gun used to hunt waterfowl on Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1866-1870. (Museum object #1947.1743)

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

Historical Essay

British Open Golf Glove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Golf glove worn by Sherri Steinhauer of Madison, Wisconsin to win the 2006 Weetabix Women's British Open, August 3-6, 2006. (Museum object #2007.81.2)

James T. Potter's Photos

View this image collection of architectural details of places in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service for three years on July 12, 1861.

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.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 46th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on March 2, 1865, only a few weeks before the war ended.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Historical Essay

State Capitol Spittoon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ornamented bronze cuspidor (spittoon) used in the Wisconsin State Capitol, c. 1915-1955. (Museum object #1955.3600,A-B)

Learn about the LGBT rights movement in Wisconsin. This article also contains links to other articles about the history of the LGBT movement in WI.

Historical Essay

Spooner, John Coit 1843-1919

Lawyer and Politician

Biography of John Coit Spooner who was a lawyer and politician, known as a leading Stalwart Republican.

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)
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