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Historical Essay

Gilman, Taylor County

Origin of Gilman, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gilman, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Historical Essay

Ho-Chunk Hide Scraper

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden handled hide scraper with steel blade made and used by Ho-Chunk Indians in Wisconsin in the early 20th century. (Museum object #1951.949)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Casey FitzRandolph’s racing skin worn during the 2003-2004 World Cup speed skating events. (Museum object #2005.146.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frank Lloyd Wright house model featured in Life magazine, 1938. (Museum object #2005.133.1)

Historical Essay

Railroads in Wisconsin

Brief history of railroads in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Forest County

Origin of Forest County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Forest County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Indiana Jones?

Was Beloit's Roy Chapman Andrews the real life model for Indiana Jones?

Historical Essay

Bascom Hill Pink Flamingo

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pink flamingo from the flock that graced Bascom Hill on on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 1979. (Museum object #1979.302A-C)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 319 men during that service.

Historical Essay

Zepnick, Josh 1968

Politician

Discover the history of Josh Zepnick

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

Historical Essay

Gotham

Origin of Gotham, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gotham, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Read about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) , the New Deal program to conserve natural resources

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills

Historical Essay

Douglas County

Origin of Douglas County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Douglas County, Wisconsin.
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