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Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

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

Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

How One Woman Changed Wisconsin During the Civil War

Discover how Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform hospitals during the Civil War would change Wisconsin forever.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 3rd Infantry

Term: Civil War (3rd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: Battle Flags

Term: Civil War (Battle Flags) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Atlanta Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

By seizing Atlanta, Georgia, the center of Confederate industry and transportation, the Union crippled the Confederacy's ability to wage war.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 8th Wisconsin Light Artillery, known as "Lyons' Pinery Battery," which was organized at Racine and served in the Civil War from 1862-1865.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 52nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (52nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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 Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944. (Museum Object 1977.354.84)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Historical Essay

Ackerville, Washington Co.

Term: Ackerville, Washington Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

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

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

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

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