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Historical Essay

rebel (Civil War)

Term: rebel (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

balloon frame (architecture)

Term: balloon frame (architecture) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: “Bragg’s Body Guard” (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin Madison

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay

Aqualand Water Ski

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Water ski used at Camp Timberlane for Boys in Northern Wisconsin, 1962. (Museum object #2003.115.1)

Historical Essay

Bolt (logging)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Attorney General and State Senator

Historical Essay

Civil War: 3rd Cavalry

Term: Civil War (3rd Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

cheese

Term: cheese in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Highland Guards (Civil War)

Term: Highland Guards (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

The Path of a Fur Trader and Fort Builder

Learn more about Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle and his impact on our history.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 34th Infantry

Term: Civil War (34th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

abolition

Term: abolition in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Boys

Term: Industrial School for Boys in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970. (Museum object #1994.8)

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Industrial sewing machine used to make one of Wisconsin's signature products for over 40 years, 1950s-1997. (Museum object #1997.54.1A-D)

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Bucks

Term: Milwaukee Bucks in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

board feet (logging)

Term: board feet (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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