Historical Essay


Origin of Waubeka, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Waubeka, Wisconsin

The Genesis of Modern Wisconsin

Discovery the history of the Woodland and Middle Mississippean Indian cultures and their relationship to modern Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ho-Chunk Nation

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Learn more on the Ho-Chunk Nation's website about their heritage, culture, and more.

Historical Essay

Wheat cultivation

Brief history of wheat cultivation in Wisconsin.

Professor, Author and Historian

Biography of professor and author Frederick Jackson Turner who shaped American history research

Historical Essay

Cubans in Wisconsin

Historical Essay


Origin of Hurley, Wisconsin

Discovert the history of Hurley, Wisconsin.

Death of the Chief

Discover the history of Ho-Chunk chief Red Bird from 1788-1828.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Emigrant Agency

Brief history of the Wisconsin Emigrant Agency.

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.

Historical Essay

Gay History in Wisconsin

Contains links to relevant articles.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.


Biography of interpreter Benjamin Green Armstrong who helped reverse the Indian removal order of 1849.

Historical Essay

Oak Island

Origin of Oak Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Oak Island, Wisconsin.

Term: Civil War (1st U.S. Sharpshooters, Co. G) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 37th Infantry

Term: Civil War (37th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay


Origin of Ferryville

Discover the history of Ferryville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Meir, Golda (1898-1978)

Israel's First Female Prime Minister

Learn about the life of Israel's first female prime minster, her role in the Zionist movement, and her early years living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Marquetry table made by August Schlaak as a Christmas present for his daughter, 1923-1929. (Museum object #2003.78.1)

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