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French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician, 6th Wisconsin Governor, Presidential Cabinet Member

Brief biography of lawyer, judge and politician Alexander W. Randall, who served as the sixth Governor of Wisconsin from 1858 until 1861.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sturgeon decoy carved and painted by Ojibwe artist John V. Snow. (Museum Object #1996.118.106A-B)

Term: Dodgeville Rangers (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Big Boy (restaurant)

Term: Big Boy (restaurant) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Cranberry Harvesting Rake

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Handmade all wooden cranberry rake used for harvesting cranberries in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, early 20th century. (Museum object # 1973.121)

Term: Monroe County Volunteers (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Black River pinery

Term: Black River pinery in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Term: Civil War, statistics and sources in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Corinth, Second Battle of

Term: Second Battle of Corinth in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Stockbridge-Munsee community in Wisconsin and learn more through links to the band's website and to visual materials in our collections.

Historical Essay

Camp-inspector (logging)

Term: camp-inspector (logging) the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Banjo-ukulele used by jingle composer Richard Trentlage in the first recording of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song, 1962. (Museum object #2009.59.1)

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 46th Infantry

Term: Civil War (46th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Carrie Chapman Catt: A Life of Service

View Carrie Chapman Catt's glass lantern slides from her travels as an activist for women's rights and world peace.

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

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

Learn how the trial of Menominee Chief Oshkosh, one of the most famous in Wisconsin history, pitted Indian traditional justice against white man's law.

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