Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Door County

Origin of Door County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Door County, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Historical Essay

Hardanger Fiddle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mid-nineteenth century violin converted into Hardanger fiddle by Knute Hellund, c. 1893. (Museum object #1973.56)

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac

Origin of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Discover the history of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

Candidates on the Road

Documenting Political Campaigns in the Moment - Image Gallery Essay

A Short History of Wisconsin

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The 24th Michigan Infantry proudly marches with Wisconsin's 6th Infantry in dense fog into its first combat playing music

Term: Algoma [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Baensch, Emil (1857 - 1939)

Lawyer, Politician and Businessman

Discover the history of Emil Baensch

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Author and Editor

Biography of author and editor Ray Stannard Baker, also known as David Grayson.

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Attorney, Internal Revenue Department

United States Supreme Court Justice

Biography of William H. Rehnquist, who was born in Milwaukee and went on to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Historical Essay

Iron Brigade

Civil War unit

Discover the only Civil War brigade made up chiefly of Wisconsin men, The Iron Brigade.

Historical Essay

Frog Bay

Origin of Frog Bay, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Frog Bay, Wisconsin.

Term: Civil War (11th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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