Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Student Guides to National History Day

Get inspired to select a Wisconsin topic for your National History Day project.

General Information

NHD Teacher Resources

National History Day in Wisconsin

Find workshops and webinars to help you learn more about National History Day.

Learn about the achievements of Wisconsin's Olympic speed skaters.

Classroom Material

Mildred Fish-Harnack Part II

Historian, Activist and Author

Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.

Historical Essay

Joseph Wolter (1857 - 1929)

Shipbuilder and Businessman

Discover the history of Joseph Wolter

Historical Essay

Edwin Witte, 1887-1960

Father of the Social Security Act

Learn about this Wisconsin-born economist and his active role in the development of the Social Security Act.

A Popular Swindler

Read about John Till and the miraculous "medical" plaster treatment that led to his arrest by the State Medical Board.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 50th Wisconsin Infantry was recruited and organized at the very end of the war under the supervision of Colonel John G. Clark, of Grant County.

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

Learn about how the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry helped capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.

Contractor and Politician

Discover the history of Augustus A. Bird


Discover the history of Robert Manning Antes

Historical Essay

Plants native to Wisconsin

Brief description of plants native to Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

La Follette Casket Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Flag used to drape the caskets of both Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and Jr. (Museum object #1951.187)

Governor, Secretary of State, Politician

Discover the history of Fred Zimmerman

Historical Essay

Potter, John Fox 1817 - 1899

Republican Congressman and American diplomat

Learn more about this Wisconsin Congressman. This article contains links to related articles, newspaper clippings and a catalog description of his papers.

Mormon clergyman

Discover the history of Jason W. Briggs

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