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How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970. (Museum object #1994.8)

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concrete walleye decoy purchased at PARR Rally in Minocqua, Wisconsin, April 15, 1989. (Museum object #1990.178.1)

Historical Essay

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)

Historical Essay

Ada, Sheboygan Co.

Term: Ada, Sheboygan Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Term: Town of Alexander, Brown Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 25th Infantry

Term: Civil War (25th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Atlanta Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

By seizing Atlanta, Georgia, the center of Confederate industry and transportation, the Union crippled the Confederacy's ability to wage war.

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 Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944. (Museum Object 1977.354.84)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

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

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

How Wisconsin was Divided

Discover how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery and led to the survey of public lands north of the Ohio River.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

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