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Historical Essay

Aviation in Wisconsin

Brief history of aviation in Wisconsin.

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

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)

NHD Competitions

Special awards are offered by sponsoring institutions. See a list of topics for this year’s competitions.

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

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.

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

Photographer

Discover the history of Henry Hamilton Bennett

National History Day in Wisconsin

Let the National History Day in Wisconsin staff bring the excitement of National History Day into your classroom!

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)

National History Day in Wisconsin

Event information and registration forms for the upcoming NHD in Wisconsin state event.
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