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Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

Historical Essay

Robert M. La Follette

Governor and Progressive

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement reformed state government and the Republican Party.

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Historical Essay

York, Dwight A. 1939

Politician

Discover the history of Dwight A. York

The Many Varied Photographs

Read about the diverse career of photographer Harold Gauer, who is perhaps best known for his humorous photographs.

Historical Essay

Augusta (Bridge Creek)

Origin of Augusta, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Augusta, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Montreal River

Origin of the Montreal River

Discover the history of the Montreal River

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

Historical Essay

Space Age Brassiere

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Strapless bra worn by Clara Kuester of Clintonville, Wisconsin and made by Jantzen, Inc. in the early 1950s. (Museum object #2000.74.28)

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

Historical Essay

School Forests

Brief description and history of school forests.

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Marching for Civil Rights

A Brief Biography of Father James Groppi

Find out how Roman Catholic priest Father James Groppi fought for housing equality in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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

See the designs Wisconsin artists produced for the Centennial Stamp Contest.

Photographer

Discover the history of Henry Hamilton Bennett

Historical Essay

Helenville

Origin of Helenville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Helenville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)

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