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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Historical Essay

Bolens Garden Tractor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garden tractor manufactured by the Gilson Bolens Manufacturing Co., Port Washington, Wisconsin, 1928-1939. (Museum object #2001.1.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

“Sons in Service” flag from the Washbush home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1917-1918. (Museum object #1985.34.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at Racine and mustered into service on October 1, 1861.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Parker Pen Trim Lathe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trim lathe used by the Parker Pen Company of Janesville, Wisconsin to manufacture pen barrels and caps, c. 1946-1999. (Museum Object #2001.51.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Appointment book made of ivory, used by Wisconsin politician and businessman Cassius Fairchild of Madison, WI, during the 1850s. (Museum object #1971.19)

Civil War Battle Summary

Discover the role that Wisconsin troops, including Menominee warriors and our only unit of Black soldiers, played in a dramatic Civil War battle.

The Story of Lost Bird

Discover this harrowing story that brings together a feminist pioneer and the infant her husband found in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.

Historical Essay

Asbestos Baby Bottle Warmer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Automobile baby bottle warmer lined with asbestos, made by the Hankscraft Company, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, c. 1955. (Museum object #1979.316.21)

The "Teenie Weenies" cartoons enchanted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. View this selection of cartoons by William Donahey.

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

Learn about the Vietnam War and Wisconsin's role in supporting and opposing the American involvement in that conflict.

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

Learn about how the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry helped capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

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