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Read about the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun, which opened in 1851 and housed men and women prisoners.

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

Historical Essay

Floods in Wisconsin

Read a detailed account of the most significant floods in Wisconsin history. This article contains links to photographs and newspaper articles.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Parker Pen Trim Lathe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trim lathe used by the Parker Pen Company of Janesville, Wisconsin to manufacture pen barrels and caps, c. 1946-1999. (Museum Object #2001.51.1)

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

Agricultural Innovator

Biography of Racine-based Jerome Increase Case, one of the leaders in the agricultural revolution.

Historical Essay

Spiritualist's Séance Robe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Séance robe worn by Louise Parke during her work as a Spiritualist in Wisconsin, 1895-1905. (Museum object #1958.650)

Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)

Historical Essay

1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a soldier's letter describing how some soldiers generally treated chaplains during the Siege of Vicksburg.

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

Brief sumamtion of the Battle of Prairie du Chien.

Historical Essay

Norwegians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Norwegians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Chase, Warren 1813-1891

Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician

Biography of spiritualist, social reformer and politician Warren Chase.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumberman

Brief biography of Col. Joseph Bailey, the lumberman famous for his creative application of dams during the failed Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864.

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

Historical Essay

Sundae Sermon

Defining Sundaes

Was the first ice cream sundae made in Wisconsin or New York? Give this whimsical story a read and come to your own conclusion.

Historical Essay

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)
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