Historical Essay

Allis, Louis (1866 - 1950)


Discover the history of Louis Allis

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Elk Grove

Origin of Elk Grove, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Elk Grove, Wisconsin.

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

Historical Essay

Madison's Fur Traders

The First White Men in Madison

The first white residents of Madison were fur traders Wallace Rowan, Olivier Ammel and Michel St. Cyr.

Read the story of Madison's first and most beloved drunkard, Pinneo.

Historical Essay

Island No. 10, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

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

How Native Life was Transformed

Discover how white contact disrupted and transformed Indian life in Wisconsin in the 17th and 18th centuries.


Discover the history of William W. Wyman

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fond du Lac Manufacturer

Educator and Author

Discover the history of Merlin Mcmain Ames

Lawyer and Politician

Discover the history of Charles Grandison Williams

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

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

Historical Essay

Bartlett, Tommy (1914-1998)

This Milwaukeean's prolific life in the entertainment business helped transform the Wisconsin Dells into the major tourist destination it is today.

Spiritualist and Psychic Healer

Biography of spiritualist and psychic healer Mary Hayes Chynoweth.

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