A brief summary of the history behind the First Norwegian Lutheran Church of the Roche-A-Cri.

Mormon clergyman

Discover the history of Jason W. Briggs

Historical Essay

Lawe, John (1780-1846)

Fur Trader

Biography of John Lawe, a fur trader for Astor's American Fur Company in Green Bay.

Historical Essay

musqueton (Fr.)

Term: musqueton in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Lumberjack Saved Union Fleet

3,000 Dam the Red River

Read this wild story about a Wisconsin Dells lumberjack applying his knowledge of dams to help Union forces escape a Confederate attack.

Historical Essay

Howard's Grove

Origin of Howard's Grove, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Howard's Grove, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 21st Infantry

Term: Civil War (21st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Dodge, Trempealeau Co.

Origin of Dodge, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Dodge, Wisconsin.

Avid Amateur Photographer

Learn about the career of photographer Harry Dankoler, who captured images of his experiences throughout life and experimented with photo manipulation.

Historical Essay


Origin of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861.

Historical Essay


Origin of Drummond, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Drummond, Wisconsin.

Term: Calumet Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Historical Essay

Myrick, Nathan 1822-1903

Pioneer Settler and Indian Trader

Biography of pioneer settle and Indian trader Nathan Myrick, who had a sawmill on the Black River and sold firewood and lumber to Mississippi steamers.

Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

Historical Essay

Serbians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Serbians in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden Indian clubs used in the University of Wisconsin's Women's Physical Education Department classes, Madison, WI, c. 1900.(Museum object #1994.108.1-2)

Historical Essay

Peshtigo Fire

Brief account of the Peshtigo Fire that, in 1871, destroyed in two hours a swath of forest 10 miles wide and 40 miles long.

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