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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Parker Pen Trim Lathe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trim lathe used by the Parker Pen Company of Janesville, Wisconsin to manufacture pen barrels and caps, c. 1946-1999. (Museum Object #2001.51.1)

Read about the early French explorers who mapped and described the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Multi-Purpose Food from Cold War fallout shelter in Racine, Wisconsin, 1960. (Museum object #1996.81.81)

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Harry and Roy Aitken

View the photographic stills from early silent film producers and Waukesha natives Harry and Roy Aitken.

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

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

The Photographs of Harold Hone

This article describes the careers of Harold Hone and Frank Utpatel in relation to the W.P.A.

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse

Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.

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

Historical Essay

Courtship Advice Fan

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Victorian scrapbook fan made by Julia Morris of Madison, decorated with suggestions about courtship, love and marriage, 1895-1899. (Museum object #1955.480

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)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 10th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at New Lisbon and mustered into service on February 10, 1862, at Camp Utley in Racine.

Historical Essay

Sousa Conductor's Baton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conductor's baton presented to Marquette University by John Philip Sousa in 1924. (Museum object #1980.228.12)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 34th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on December, 1862.

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