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Historical Essay

Lustron (architecture)

Term: Lustron (architecture) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 51st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee from March 20-April 29, 1865, at the very end of the war.

Historical Essay

Fremont Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Fremont Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

gorget

Term: gorget in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about the early French explorers who mapped and described the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Major General (Civil War)

Term: Major General (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.

Historical Essay

Neenah Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Neenah Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Hillside Home School

Term: Hillside Home School in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lake St. Clair

Term: Lake St. Clair in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Historical Essay

1950s Pink Kitchen

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pink kitchen with General Electric appliances and custom built cabinets from a Waukesha, Wisconsin ranch home, c. 1958. (Museum object #2006.82)

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

Historical Essay

Jobber's-sun (logging)

Term: Jobber's sun (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Gangway (logging)

Term: Gangway (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

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