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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garnet velvet evening gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Charlotte McAleer Kohler to President Eisenhower's 1953 Inauguration Ball. (Museum object #1960.211

Historical Essay

Allis, Edward P. (1824-1889)

Learn more about the entrepreneur and manufacturing innovator who established, Allis Company, Milwaukee's largest industrial employer in the late 1880s.

Term: Civil War (1st Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Variation of a friendship quilt using neckties made by Allie Crumble, 1982. (Museum object #1996.118.16)

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Term: Civil War draft riots (1862) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Alaska, Kewaunee Co.

Term: Alaska, Kewaunee Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Paquette, Pierre (1796-1836)

Trader, Scout and Interpreter

Biography of biracial Indian and European trader, scout and interpreter Pierre Paquette.

Term: Town of Adario, Waushara Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 10th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1861-1864 and lost 244 men during service.

Term: Thomas Sewall Adams (1873-1933) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Alverno, Manitowoc Co.

Term: Alverno, Manitowoc Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Historical Essay

John R. Commons, 1862-1945

The Spiritual Father of Social Security

Read about the life of the "spiritual father" of Social Security and his connection with Progressive Wisconsin ideals.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 1st Cavalry

Term: Civil War (1st Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Visual Biography, 1908-1957

Learn about the four years Senator Joseph McCarthy held the nation in his grasp with his anti-Communist rhetoric.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Wisconsin Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

Term: Town of Ainsworth, Langlade Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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