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Speculating on a Dream

Join cantankerous British geologist George Featherstonehaugh as he travels to Madison in 1837 and finds things not as he expected them to be.

Legendary Artist

Biography of artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

Soldier, Fur Trader and "Father of Wisconsin"

Brief biography of soldier, fur trader and the "Father of Wisconsin," Charles Michel Langlade.

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Historical Essay

Fort Koshkonong

A Fortification That may not Have Existed

Learn the story surrounding the building of Fort Koshkonong by General Henry Atkinson.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Marquetry table made by August Schlaak as a Christmas present for his daughter, 1923-1929. (Museum object #2003.78.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates.

Historical Essay

Eagle Township

Origin of the Eagle Township, Wisconsin

Discover the history of the Eagle Township, Wisconsin.

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

Europeans Come to Wisconsin

Discover how Native Americans were removed from their lands in Wisconsin to make room for European immigrants.

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: Battle Flags

Term: Civil War (Battle Flags) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief history of the labor movement in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

Term: Civil War (8th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Wood, Joseph (1811 - 1890)

Businessman and Politician

Discover the history of Joseph Wood

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

Documented and Legendary Accounts of Lincoln's Visits to Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln's visits to Wisconsin, documented and legendary.
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