Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)

Historical Essay

Germans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Germans in Wisconsin.

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

Historical Essay


Origin of Wilson, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wilson, Wisconsin

Brief history of the 1883 Capitol collapse disaster.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 41st Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 18 men during service.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Classroom Materials for NHD

Introduce students to resources and research techniques with this Power Point and supporting worksheet.

National History Day in Wisconsin

See an overview and timeline for each NHD contest level.

Online Exhibit

Pottery by Frackelton

Explore the creations of ceramic artist Susan S. Frackelton.

Classroom Material

Joshua Glover

The Slave who Made a new Life for Himself

Discover the history of Joshua Glover, who escaped slavery and made a new life for himself.

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.

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.

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