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Historical Essay

Wood County

Origin of Wood County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wood County, Wisconsin

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

New London

Origin of New London, Wisconsin

Discover the history of New London, Wisconsin.


Discover the history of Jesse Hazen Ames

This Milwaukee born woman successfully advocated for progressive reforms in the educational system and was influential in the Milwaukee socialist movement.

Historical Essay

Travel and Tourism

The Invention of a new Pastime

Discover how new technology helped create the tourist industry in Wisconsin in the 19th century

Read about the Wisconsin Historical Society's online collection of Holocaust survivors in Wisconsin. This article contains a link to the online collection.

Historical Essay

Bank Riot of 1861

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

Historical Essay

Synagogue Window

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Window from "The White Shul", a Sheboygan, Wisconsin synagogue, c. 1910. (Museum object #2006.108.1.1)

Historical Essay


Origin of Muscoda, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muscoda, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)

Historical Essay

Scott, Walter E. 1911-1983

Conservationist, Preservationist and Writer

Discover the history of conservationist, preservationist and writer Walter E. Scott.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, originally 4th Wisconsin Infantry, from Racine, which served in the Civil War 1861-1966 and lost 431 men in service.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

Historical Essay

Athens (Black Creek Falls)

Origin of Athens, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Athens, Wisconsin.

Automobile Manufacturer

Discover the history of Martin Phillip Winther

Historical Essay

Ainsworth, John H. 1940

Term: John H. Ainsworth 1940 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay


Origin of Moundville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Moundville, Wisconsin.
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