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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.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Kemper, Jackson 1789-1870

Episcopal Missionary

Discover the history of pioneer Protestant Episcopal churchman and missionary Jackson Kemper, who established Nashotah House and Racine College

Historical Essay

Wau

Read about the possible historic origins of the frequently used syllable "wau" in the geographic names of Wisconsin.

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Senate campaign banner for Milwaukee Socialist Congressman Victor L. Berger, April 1918. (Museum object #1992.168)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandana featuring music score for campaign song "We Want Teddy," used at a Milwaukee campaign rally for Theodore Roosevelt, 1912. (Museum object #1970.204)

Historical Essay

Welsh in Wisconsin

Read about Welsh immigration to Wisconsin between 1840 and 1890, when many Welsh settled in rural enclaves as farmers

Temperance Lecturer, Abolitionist and Newspaper Editor

Biography of temperance lecturer, abolitionist and newspaper editor Sherman Miller Booth.

Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

Historical Essay

Danes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Danes in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pouch obtained from an Oneida Indian at the 1997 Milwaukee River Front Pow-Wow. (Museum object #1999.40.1)

Historical Essay

Eagle Township

Origin of the Eagle Township, Wisconsin

Discover the history of the Eagle Township, Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)
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