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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, losing 193 men in service.

Learn how the Society became the permanent home for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hammered copper pike from Interstate Park Bison site, Polk County, Wisconsin, c. 1000-4000 B.C. (Museum object #1956.3099)

WWII Air Ace

Discover the history of WWII air ace Richard Bong.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Landscape view of the Martin Luetscher II farmstead, Honey Creek Township, Wisconsin, c. 1875 (Museum object #2005.182.1)

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

Home Childbirth Training Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Miniature Home Delivery Kit" used to instruct expectant mothers by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, c. 1938. (Museum object #1995.6.1-51)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Author

Learn about the Colonel who kept detailed accounts of several important battles of the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

How the State was Formed

Discover how Wisconsin was formed.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evacuation Route road sign used to direct Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents out of town in the event of a potential nuclear bomb detonation, installed 1955-19

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 41st Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 18 men during service.

Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

The Birth of the Badgers

Discover the history of lead mining in Wisconsin, and the origin of Badgers.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

The Printer and the Priest

Discover how Wisconsin got its first printing press, and the impact that a Catholic priest would have on Ho-Chunk literacy.

Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)

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