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Historical Essay

Labor Day in Wisconsin

Beyond Beer and Brats

Explore the history of Labor Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Presentation Pipe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ojibwe pipe presented to Wisconsin territorial governor James Duane Doty, 1844. (Museum object #1955.399,A)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Civil War: 3rd Cavalry

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Sheriff

View this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards collected from 1840 through 1980.

Learn about the history of these commemortive coins thrown from floats in local parades and handed out in show rooms.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 40th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 19 men during service.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about how a lieutenant outwitted Confederate soldiers after he was captured in the fog near Petersburg, Virginia

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read this informative article about the life of the Wisconsin born author, most famous for the children's book series Little House on the Prairie.

Interpreter

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

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

Historical Essay

Derleth, August, 1909-1971

Author and Publisher

Biography of author and publisher August Derleth, 1909-1971.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Assault on

Civil War Battle Summary

Pitcher

Learn about Warren Spahn, who pitched for the Milwaukee Braves from 1953 to 1964.

A Short Biography

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