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Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Term: Civil War (African American troops) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (3rd Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Brief history of manufacturing in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Drummond

Origin of Drummond, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Drummond, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Waterloo Rifles (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

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

Read about the career of Milwaukee-based photographer Simon L. Stein who is known for his portraits of prominent Wisconsin citizens.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Read about the Norwegian immigrant who became colonel to the predominately Norwegian 15th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Historical Essay

Civil War Draft Drum

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Military draft raffle drum used to select draftee names in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Civil War, 1863-1864. (Museum object #1966.174)

Historical Essay

Skunk Grease Medicine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Skunk grease made by Henry Blumer as a home health remedy for Adolph Strahm of Green County, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2006.1.1A-B)

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

A Middle Mississippian Settlement

Learn the history of Aztalan.

Politician and Businessman

Discover the history of Henry Mott Youmans

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

Historical Essay

Galesville

Origin of Galesville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Galesville, Wisconsin.

A Brief Biography of Margarethe Schurz

Discover the history of the first kindergarten teacher in America.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Road jersey worn by Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock in 1957. (Museum object #2006.68.1)

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