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Classroom Material

Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

Evidence of First Feasts

Take a look at some first hand accounts of the ways Native Americans of Wisconsin celebrated their own Thanksgiving ceremonies.

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

Fredericksburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that ended in a Confederate victory. This article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and contains several links.

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

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Specialized formats of this book are available in Braille, audio, large print, and electronic formats for K–12 students with disabilities.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 33rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on October 18, 1862

Historical Essay

Campers' Wash-Up Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wash-Up Kit made by the Bay West Company, Green Bay. Distributed by the Yankee Paper and Specialty Co. of Menasha in the 1920s. (Museum object #1998.6.2)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

General Bragg recalls Captain Dennis Dailey, of Company G, 6th Wisconsin Regiment, who attempted to seize an entire Confederate brigade by himself

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.

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

Historical Essay

George Pollard's Palette

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Used by the artist George Pollard of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as a 'scrapbook' of his distinguished career. (Museum object #2007.108.1)

Historical Essay

Robert M. La Follette

Governor and Progressive

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement reformed state government and the Republican Party.

Teach students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Find the complete list of assessments, originally printed in the Student Activity Guide for 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story.'

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)

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