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Historical Essay

How Madison Became a City

Madison went from a small village in 1836 to being organized and governed as a city in 20 years time

Historical Essay

Fort Miami

Origin of Fort Miami, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fort Miami, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Eau Claire County

Origin of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

Professor

Discover the history of Theodore Lyman Wright

Field Trip or Tour

Pendarvis Field Trip

Pendarvis - a historic site

Learn about the lives of immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom.

Historical Essay

Norwalk

Origin of Norwalk, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Norwalk, Wisconsin.

fur trader, pioneer land speculator

Brief biography of [Jean] Joseph Rolette (1781 - 1842).

Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

Historical Essay

Juneau County

Origin of Juneau County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Juneau County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fredericksburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that ended in a Confederate victory. This article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and contains several links.

Historical Essay

Danes in Wisconsin

Brief history of Danes in Wisconsin.

The History of the Movement

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about the colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry who was also one of the leaders of the Iron Brigade. This article includes several links.

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

Historical Essay

Namekagon

Origin of the town and river Namekagon, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Namekagon, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Bolens Garden Tractor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garden tractor manufactured by the Gilson Bolens Manufacturing Co., Port Washington, Wisconsin, 1928-1939. (Museum object #2001.1.1)

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

Dewey, Nelson 1813-1889

Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor

Discover the history of lawyer, land speculator and Wisconsin's first governor Nelson Dewey.

Term: Allen Grove [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Classroom Material

Archaeology Activity Boxes

With our archaeology activity boxes, students will learn using the same tools and techniques employed by archaeologists.
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