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Learn how Frank Zeidler propelled social, economic and structural improvements in Milwaukee as America's last Socialist Mayor in 1948 - 1960.

Historical Essay

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)

Brief history of the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Housing and Racism

Discover the history of the struggle for Civil Rights in Wisconsin

Lawyer, Politician and Judge

Biography of lawyer, politician and judge Edward George Ryan.

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

Historical Essay

Lead Toy Soldier Casting Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Toy-Moulds set made by the Make-A-Toy Co. and used by the Asmuth family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1930s. (Museum object #1962.228.30,A-U)

Historical Essay

Evinrude, Ole 1877-1934

Inventor

Biography of Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian-American inventor who created the first outboard motor.

Historical Essay

Czechs in Wisconsin

Brief history of Czechs in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

Historical Essay

Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Irish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Irish in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.
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