Historical Essay


Origin of Whittlesey, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Whittlesey, Wisconsin

Architect and Writer

Discover the history of Frank Lloyd Wright

The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Horlicksville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Horlicksville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Iduna, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Iduna, Wisconsin.

Brief history of beekeeping and honey production in Wisconsin.

A Short Biography

Historical Essay

Fall Creek (Cousins)

Origin of Fall Creek, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Quinney, John W. (1797-1855)

Indian Sachem and Leader

Biography of Stockbridge Indian sachem John Quinney who helped secure full-value payment for their land and organized their removal to Wisconsin.

History of the Madison Alliance for Homosexual Equality (MAHE)

View the online collection of Photo Copy Service photographs taken in Madison from the 1920s through 1960s.

Historical Essay

Brett Favre's Packers Jersey

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Green Bay Packers football jersey worn by Brett Favre during game against Chicago Bears, January 2, 2005. (Museum object #2005.83.1)

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

Historical Essay

Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to a battle map and original documents.


Discover the history of Howard Festes Bliss

Historical Essay

Surveyor's Tree Blaze

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Surveyor's tree blaze from the 1841 expedition to lay out the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan, found at Trout Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. (Museu

Historical Essay

Baensch, Emil (1857 - 1939)

Lawyer, Politician and Businessman

Discover the history of Emil Baensch

Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator

Biography of lawyer, judge, politician and land speculator Morgan Lewis Martin.

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