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View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

Learn how contact with Europeans, the fur trade, and warfare among the tribes drove many Indans to the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Eagle feather from Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. (Museum object #1972.59)

Historical Essay

Civil War Loyalty Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

20-star United States Flag used in initiation ceremonies to the Union League, where members swore to protect the Union and its values, Prairie du Chien, Wi

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

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

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)

Historical Essay

Electric Drink Mixer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Electric mixer manufactured by Wisconsin Electric Co. of Racine, Wisconsin between 1921 and 1928. (Museum object #2004.18.1A-B)

A Short History

Learn the history of the Wisconsin Executive Residence.

A Warrior Prepared to Die is Disappointed

Discover the story of a Ho-Chunk warrior who surrenders and is grieved at receiving a fair trial.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about Wisconsin's Indian tribes and their changing legal status throughout the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Black Hawk War Powder Horn

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Powder horn used by a member of Colonel Dodge's militia during the Black Hawk War, 1832. (Museum object #1947.851)

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

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

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Read about the Norwegian immigrant who became colonel to the predominately Norwegian 15th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

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