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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

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.

Historical Essay

Electric Drink Mixer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Electric mixer manufactured by Wisconsin Electric Co. of Racine, Wisconsin between 1921 and 1928. (Museum object #2004.18.1A-B)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cardboard Hanukkah decoration used by three generations of a Wisconsin family, c. 1960. (Museum object #2002.388.6)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Steamships, Canals and the 19th Century Economy

Discover what happened when 19th century Wisconsin settlers tried to construct a canal between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes.

Historical Essay

The Crowning of King James

Wisconsin's Brigham Young

Discover the history of early Mormon leader James J. Strang, self-proclaimed successor to Joseph Smith.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 8th Wisconsin Light Artillery, known as "Lyons' Pinery Battery," which was organized at Racine and served in the Civil War from 1862-1865.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, originally 4th Wisconsin Infantry, from Racine, which served in the Civil War 1861-1966 and lost 431 men in service.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, the Buena Vista Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

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

Historical Essay

Old Abe and the Iron Brigade

Wisconsin in the Civil War

Discover how a pet eagle named Old Abe helped Wisconsin serve the Union in the Civil War

Historical Essay

African American Migration

World War II and it Effect on Blacks

Discover the effects World War II had on Blacks in Wisconsin.

Religious Leader, Politician and Self-proclaimed Monarch

Biography of James Jesse Strang, American religious leader, politician and self-proclaimed monarch of a faction of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 33rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on October 18, 1862

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 25 men during service.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

How Industry Transformed the State

Discover how skilled industries like ship building and paper milling transformed Wisconsin history.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

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