Classroom Material

Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

Historical Essay

Jim's Falls

Origin of Jim's Falls, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Jim's Falls, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service for three years on July 12, 1861.

Historical Essay


Origin of Kinnickinnic, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kinnickinnic, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.

Brief biography of newspaperman and eventual Governor (1891-1895)

Term: Civil War (12th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Shipwrecks in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipwrecks in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Chickamauga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the battle that temporarily halted the Union advance into the heart of the Confederacy. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

The Vietnam War

America's Longest, Most Expensive War

Discover the history of America's longest, most expensive war and the incredible events that happened in Wisconsin.

Learn about the first extreme winters in Wisconsin suffered by explorers and settlers in the 17th through 19th centuries, with links to other articles

Historical Essay

Williams Bay

Origin of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)

Author and Diplomat

Discover the history of author and diplomat Rasmus Born Anderson

Historical Essay


Origin of Petersburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Petersburg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Nashotah, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nashotah, Wisconsin.

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