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Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

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Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

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A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Historical Essay

The War of 1812

Wisconsin's Involvement with the war on the French, British and Natives

Learn how the British relinquished control of Wisconsin and Americans took over the region's fur trade during the war of 1812.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Professor, Geologist and University President

Biography of Charles Richard Van Hise, professor, geologist and president of the University of Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Corinth, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

This Union victory stopped the movement of Confederate troops and supplies throughout much of the South.

Author and Editor

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

Historical Essay

Bascom, John (1827-1911)

Educator, University President and Author

Brief biography of John Bascom, president of the University of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1887.

Historical Essay

CCC Trunk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trunk used by Werner Brunner while working on Civilian Conservation Corps projects in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1934-1935.(Museum object #1990.165.26,A)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

Historical Essay

Brunson, Alfred (1793-1882)

Wisconsin's first Methodist Missionary

Biography of Methodist clergyman, lawyer, politician and author Alfred Brunson

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)

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