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

Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Inauguration gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Sue Ann Thompson at her first inauguration ball, 1987. (Museum object #2003.61.1a-b)

Historical Essay

Cranberry Harvesting Rake

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Handmade all wooden cranberry rake used for harvesting cranberries in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, early 20th century. (Museum object # 1973.121)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Portrait of Lucius Fairchild by John Singer Sargent, 1887. (Museum object #1942.305)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 43rd Wisconsin Infantry from Milwaukee, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 75 men in service.

Read about roles of Wisconsin men and women in World War II, on the battlefield and on the home front and the prosperity the war effort brought.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An elderly Pennsylvania man approaches General John B. Callis to ask if he can fight with the 7th Wisconsin Infantry in an upcoming battle

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.

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

Surveyor's Tree Blaze

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Surveyor's tree blaze from the 1841 expedition to lay out the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan, found at Trout Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. (Museu

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

Historical Essay

Bull Run, Second Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the Civil War battle that drove the Union army back to Washington, DC. This article includes links to original documents.

Historical Essay

Madison's First Thanksgiving

Read the story of the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Madison.

Historical Essay

Jose Canseco Baseball Card

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Baseball card featuring Jose Canseco of the Madison Muskies, published by Larry Fritsch Cards, Inc, Stevens Point, WI, 1983. (Museum object #1984.156.13)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the manmade river it was founded on. Links to pictures.
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