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Historical Essay

butte (Fr.)

Term: butte (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Fox River Zouaves; North Wisconsin Tigers (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President

View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

The Watercolors of Winifred Ford

Read about the life and career of painter Winifred Ford who created watercolors of historic Madison residences.

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Bunk (logging)

Term: bunk (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

The War of 1812

Learn about the War of 1812 in Wisconsin when the British relinquished control over that territory and Americans took over the fur trade in the region.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 29th Infantry

Term: Civil War (29th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Coat of Arms, Wisconsin's"

Term: Wisconsin's Coat of Arms in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fender-boom (logging)

Term: Fender-boom (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Term: Black Thursday (October 24, 1929) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Cream City

Term: Cream City in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Carver Grant

Term: Carver Grant in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about Wisconsin's contributions to the Civil War effort, including the Iron Brigade and Old Abe, the war eagle.

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