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Historical Essay

English Prairie (Muscoda)

Origin of Muscoda, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muscoda, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Cubans in Wisconsin

Brief history of the brewing tradition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Sundae Sermon

Defining Sundaes

Was the first ice cream sundae made in Wisconsin or New York? Give this whimsical story a read and come to your own conclusion.

Read about the German born man who made an indelible mark on the history of Milwaukee with his creation of the Pabst Brewing Company.

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

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

Historical Essay

Gay History in Wisconsin

Contains links to relevant articles.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Term: Civil War (8th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Ezra Pound's Wisconsin Roots

The Midwestern Heritage of One of the 20th Century's Greatest Poetic Innovators

Discover literary giant Ezra Pound's connection to the frontier wilds of Wisconsin.

Fur Trader and Explorer

Brief biography of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers who was a fur trader and explorer.

Historical Essay

Winnebago Lake

Origin of Winnebago Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winnebago Lake, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Ristaucrat Jukebox

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Table-top Ristaucrat S-45 Selective Jukebox, produced by Ristaucrat, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, 1951. (Museum object #1974.7.2)

Historical Essay

Monroe County

Origin of Monroe County

Discover the history of Monroe County, Wisconsin

Architect and Writer

Discover the history of Frank Lloyd Wright

A Short History of Wisconsin

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

Historical Essay

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)
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