Historical Essay

Wood County

Origin of Wood County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wood County, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Historical Essay

When Beer Was Almost Illegal

A Popular Speaker Sways Opinion

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales.

Photographs by Richard Quinney

Discover the photographs of Richard Quinney from his book "Things Once Seen," containing more than 40 years of photos documenting his life.

Historical Essay


Origin of Ferryville

Discover the history of Ferryville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Firsts

Brief list of Wisconsin "firsts."

Historical Essay

Civil War Silver

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tiffany punch bowl presented to Wisconsin's Joseph Bailey in honor of his service during the Civil War. (Museum object #1965.228.1,A)

Historical Essay

Zimmerman, Robert C. 1910

Politician and Secretary of State

Discover the history of Robert C. Zimmerman

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 2nd Cavalry

Term: Civil War (2nd Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Episcopal Clergyman and Missionary

Discover the history of Richard Fish Cadle

Brief biography of fomer WI governor William Augustus Barstow (1813 - 1865).

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

Historical Essay

Civil War: 41st Infantry

Term: Civil War (41st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Historical Essay

Kohler Strike

Historical Essay


Origin of Germantown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Germantown, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 31st Wisconsin Infantry was organized by companies at Prairie du Chien and at Camp Utley in Racine.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 12th Wisconsin Infantry was organized between October 18 and December 13, 1861, at Camp Randall in Madison.

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