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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

Petersburg

Origin of Petersburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Petersburg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Nashotah

Origin of Nashotah, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nashotah, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Boyd, Belle (1844 - 1900)

Confederate spy and Actress

Discover the history of Belle Boyd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944. (Museum Object 1977.354.84)

Historical Essay

Pigeon River

Origin of Pigeon River, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Pigeon River, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

How the Women of Wisconsin Helped Win the War

Discover how women on the Wisconsin home front helped win the Civil War.

Brief biography of Reuben Gold Thwaites

Brief biography of Reuben Gold Thwaites managing editor of the WI State Journal and historian who was "the best known non-political man in Wisconsin."

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

Historical Essay

Allis-Chalmers Governor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Governor for hydraulic turbine engine, made by the Allis-Chalmers Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1905. (Museum object #2008.64.1)

Historical Essay

Civil War: 13th Infantry

Term: Civil War (13th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Norwegians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Norwegians in Wisconsin.

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