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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part I

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

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

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

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Wooden Curling Stone

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden curling stone used near Lodi, Wisconsin in the 19th century. (Museum object #1957.205)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn how Cordelia Harvey established a hospital in Madison to help Civil War soldiers

Historical Essay

Bra Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Land of the Freed-up Woman American flag banner made from bras, 1971. (Museum object #2000.79.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

George Pollard's Palette

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Used by the artist George Pollard of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as a 'scrapbook' of his distinguished career. (Museum object #2007.108.1)

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Historical Essay

Ezra Pound's Wisconsin Roots

The Midwestern Heritage of One of the 20th Century's Greatest Poetic Innovators

Discover literary giant Ezra Pound's connection to the frontier wilds of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 269 men during that service.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The exposed underwear of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry prompts a polite suggestion from a little girl.

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