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Term: Adams County [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Chattanooga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to related images, original documents, and battle maps.

How Years of Failure led to Success

Discover the history of suffrage in Wisconsin, and how the state became the first to ratify the 19th amendment after many difficulties.

Historical Essay

Albany, Town of, Green Co.

Term: Town of Albany, Green Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

NHD Competitions

Special awards are offered by sponsoring institutions. See a list of topics for this year’s competitions.

Historical Essay

Afton [origin of place name]

Term: Afton [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)

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

Historical Essay

Cedar Creek, Washington Co.

Term: Cedar Creek, Washington Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

Historical Essay

Alvin, Town of, Forest Co.

Term: Town of Alvin, Forest Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Lumberman and Timber Mogul

Biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the lumberman and timber mogul who founded the Weyerhaeuser Company and became the 8th richest American ever.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

General Information

About National History Day

NHD Teacher Essentials

Learn about the basic structure of the National History Day program in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Historical Essay

Adams, Walworth Co.

Term: Adams, Walworth Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Albion, Town of, Dane Co.

Term: Town of Albion, Dane Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the creation of the U.S. Social Security system and Wisconsin's extensive influence on the program.

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