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Read about Governor Tommy Thompson's efforts to revitalize Wisconsin's economy and reform the state's welfare programs in the 1980s and 1990s.

Figures from U.S. Census Data cocumenting the population of Wisconsin, 1820-1990.

Brief biography of the Ho-Chunk Indian Family, Glory of the Morning Decorah and her children and grandchildren Spoon, Old, One-Eyed, and Waukon.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Historical Essay

High Bridge (Silver Creek)

Origin of High Bridge, Wisconsin

Discover the history of High Bridge, Wisconsin.

Legendary Midwestern Artist

Discover the history of legendary American artist John Steuart Curry.

Brief history of the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin.

Browse the gallery of Allied Intervention in Northern Russia, 1918-1920, containing more than 240 photographs taken by Robert Colton Johnson.

Historical Essay

Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Brief description of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

Historical Essay

Brunson, Alfred (1793-1882)

Wisconsin's first Methodist Missionary

Biography of Methodist clergyman, lawyer, politician and author Alfred Brunson

Historical Essay

Newton

Origin of Newton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Newton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 7th Infantry

Term: Civil War (7th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 24th Infantry

Term: Civil War (24th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Erdman

Origin of Erdman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Erdman, Wisconsin.

Journalist and Politician

Discover the history of journalist and politician Albert Olaus Barton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

German bisque doll with her trunk of clothes and accessories, c. 1908. (Museum object #1966.408.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

Historical Essay

Flapper Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evening gown worn by Edith Evelyn Nelson to the University of Wisconsin's Junior Prom, c. 1923. (Museum object #1969.147.2)

Historical Essay

Potter Law (1874)

Brief explanation of The Potter Law (1874).

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