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Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

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)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Schurz, Carl (1829-1906)

Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor

Read about Carl Schurz, the German immigrant and political reformer who helped elect President Lincoln, fought in the Civil War, served as a U.S. Senator.

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

How One Woman Changed Wisconsin During the Civil War

Discover how Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform hospitals during the Civil War would change Wisconsin forever.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Concentration camp sweater worn by Tadeusz Kowalczyk while a prisoner at Auschwitz during World War II. (Museum object #1985.92)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Collection of Photographs

Photographs of Winther Motor company offer insight into early 20th century manufacturing.

Learn about the various visits Presidents have made to Wisconsin's Capitol city!

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

Historical Essay

Bull Run, Second Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the Civil War battle that drove the Union army back to Washington, DC. This article includes links to original documents.

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