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Historical Essay

Germans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Germans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Aspen

Origin of Aspen, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Aspen, Wisconsin

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Clarence (Farmington)

Origin of Clarence, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Clarence, Wisconsin.

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

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hispanics in Wisconsin

Learn about the history of Hispanic Americans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wolf River

Origin of Wolf River, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wolf River, Wisconsin

Photographs by Richard Quinney

Discover the photographs of Richard Quinney from his book "Things Once Seen," containing more than 40 years of photos documenting his life.

Brief history of the Wisconsin Veterans' Home in Waupaca.

Historical Essay

John Muir's Clockwork Desk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cockwork study desk built by naturalist John Muir while at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1861-1863. (Museum object F1998.85.1)

Historical Essay

La Crosse County

Origin of La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

Lawyer and Newspaperman

Discover the history of Aaron Martin Brayton

Historical Essay

Monroe County

Origin of Monroe County

Discover the history of Monroe County, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Roads in Wisconsin (modern)

A brief history, starting in the early 20th century, of Wisconsin's roadways.

Historical Essay

Price County

Origin of Price County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Price County, Wisconsin.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 23rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 30, 1862.

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