Historical Essay

Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Discover the history of the Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Hortonville Teachers' Strike

Historical Essay

Thomas Carron (1752 - 1817)

Menominee Chief

Discover the history of Thomas Carron

Historical Essay

The Black Hawk War

A Misunderstanding Leads to Massacre

Discover how a Treaty Misunderstanding led to the Massacre of Thousands of Sauk Indians

Read about the development of an official public education system in Wisconsin. This article includes several links.

Historical Essay

Neenah Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay


Origin of Gibson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gibson, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Works, BadgerCare, Pathways to Independence

Learn about Tommy Thompson's welfare legislation that became a national model for state-supported aid to low-income families and disabled people.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cherokee twilled basket, probably traded to Wisconsin, mid 19th century. (Museum object #1955.1021)

Historical Essay

Edgerton Bible Case

Term: Edgerton Bible Case in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Suburbs in Wisconsin

Brief history of suburbs in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Luxembourgers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Luxembourgers in Wisconsin.

View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

Historical Essay

Herman (Hermann)

Origin of Herman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Herman, Wisocnsin.

Gerhard Adolph Bading

Discover the history of Gerhard Adolph Bading

Historical Essay


Origin of Prestonville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prestonville, Wisconsin.

Lumberman, Businessman and Paper Manufacturer

Discover the history of Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey

Historical Essay


Origin of Eagle, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eagle, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Pail and Shovel Party

Brief description of the group who won control of the UW-Madison student government in the spring of 1978 and conducted a series of classic pranks.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 28th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 240 men during service.

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