Historical Essay


Origin of Pepin, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Pepin, Wisconsin.

Historian and University President

Explore the history of Charles Kendall Adams

Merchant and Businessman

Discover the history of Alvin Blanchard

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Airplane identification model constructed by junior high school students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942. (Museum object #1966.298.34)

Historical Essay

Bosshard, Otto (1876 - 1943)

Lawyer, Politician, Businessman

Discover the history of Otto Bosshard

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read this Civil War battle summary, the role played by Wisconsin troops, and links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Historical Essay

Holy Hill

Brief description of Holy Hill.

Historical Essay


Origin of Reeseville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reeseville, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 25 men during service.

Madison's Settlement House

Images of Madison's only settlement house, Neighborhood House, from 1916 until the 1960s.

Historical Essay


Origin of Irvington, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Irvington, Wisconsin.

A Greenbelt Town

Read about how the suburban community of Greendale, Wisconsin, was engineered and view photographs documenting its development.

Historical Essay

Robert M. La Follette

Governor and Progressive

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement reformed state government and the Republican Party.

Author, Diplomat, Editor and Professor

Discover the history of author, diplomat, editor and first professor of Scandinavian languages at the University of Wisconsin Rasmus Anderson.

Documenting a Sense of Place

View more than 8,000 images of Wisconsin communities: main streets, the built environment, prominent points of interests and some rural scenes.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Rapids

Origin of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay


Origin of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Monfort, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Monfort, Wisconsin

History of the Madison Alliance for Homosexual Equality (MAHE)

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