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Historical Essay

1857 Promenade Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Promenade dress worn by Hannah Billinghurst of Juneau, Wisconsin, 1857. (Museum object #1955.1449,A)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

Historical Essay

Random Lake

Origin of Random Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Random Lake, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

Historical Essay


Origin of Milton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Milton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Tobacco Industry

Broef history of Wisconsin's tobacco industry.

Historical Essay

La Rue

Origin of La Rue, Wisconsin

Discover the history of La Rue, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

"Fighting" Bob 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

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Prairie du Sac, Sauk County

Origin of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Stout, James Huff 1848-1911

Lumberman, Businessman, Politician, Educator and Philanthropist

Read about lumberman, businessman, politician, educator and philanthropist James Huff Stout of Menominee, who founded the Stout Institute

Historical Essay

Richland County

Origin of Richland County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Richland County, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 33rd Infantry

Term: Civil War (33rd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Too Progressive for Wisconsin

Discover why Wisconsin's 1846 was re-written and passed in 1848

Historical Essay


Term: firsts in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Douglas County

Origin of Douglas County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wood Lake

Origin of Wood Lake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wood Lake, Wisconsin

Brief history of the Eastern Orthodox church in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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