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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Spanish Lady" costume worn for Halloween by Virginia Shaver in 1922. (Museum object #2003.29.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cherokee twilled basket, probably traded to Wisconsin, mid 19th century. (Museum object #1955.1021)

Historical Essay

Ho-Chunk Hide Scraper

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden handled hide scraper with steel blade made and used by Ho-Chunk Indians in Wisconsin in the early 20th century. (Museum object #1951.949)

Historical Essay

Bonne Fete, Sieur La Salle!*

Robert de La Salle was on the first expedition to the upper Great Lakes and went on to claim the Mississippi River watershed in the name of France.

Historical Essay

Bull Run, First Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the first major engagement of the Civil War. Article includes links to related images and documents.

Read about how Madison was chosen the capitol city during the first Wisconsin territorial convention

Historical Essay

Atlanta, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Business Owner

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 31st Wisconsin Infantry was organized by companies and was organized at Prairie du Chien and Camp Utley in Racine.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 312 men.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 243 men during service.

Read about the early French explorers who mapped and described the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

Historical Essay

Paul, Les, 1915-2009

Legendary Guitarist and Electronics Innovator

Learn about Les Paul, pioneer of the solid-body guitar and innovator in recording techniques.

Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Basic statistics pertaining to Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War.

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

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