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

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

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

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

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)

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)

Classroom Materials for NHD

Introduce students to resources and research techniques with this Power Point and supporting worksheet.

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

Learn the stories behind Wisconsin's most enduring icons.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861.

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Lesson Plan

Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community

Read about Wisconsin's Indian tribes and their changing legal status throughout the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Giant Punt Gun

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Punt gun used to hunt waterfowl on Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1866-1870. (Museum object #1947.1743)

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Read about the war eagle who served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. This article contains links to original documents, images, and accounts.

Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Learn how the landscape of Wisconsin, which was transformed by the glaciers, shaped the history of the state.

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