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Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Anneke, Mathilde, 1817-1884

This woman founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States. Read about her dedication to women's rights and her opposition to slavery.

Historical Essay

Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Chest of drawers with mirror designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for commercial market, c. 1955. (Museum object #1995.2.2.1-2)

Classroom Material

Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.

Historical Essay

Stephenson, Isaac 1829-1918

Lumberman, Financier and Congressman

Biography of Isaac Stephenson who was a lumberman, financier and congressman.

Lumberman, Businessman and Paper Manufacturer

Discover the history of Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Charles Joel Winton (1862-1934)

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

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Supplemental materials for Chapter 3 of our 4th-grade history textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

Historical Essay

Workman's Time Recorder

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Time clock used by workers at the Appleton Woolen Mills, Appleton, Wisconsin, c. 1894 - c. 1915. (Museum object #1964.58.1,A)

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Shiloh, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War. This article includes links to related documents and images.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Festivus pole made of extruded aluminum alloy, manufacturer The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, WI, used by Gov. Jim Doyle, 2005.(Museum object 2007.84.1A-C)

Historical Essay

O'Keefe, Georgia (1887-1996)

Legendary Artist

Biography of artist Georgia O'Keefe.

Physician and Surgeon

Discover the history of physician and surgeon Henry William Abraham

Read about this Wisconsonite, whose leadership in the Women's Suffrage Movement helped Wisconsin become the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
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