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Historical Essay


Origin of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Muskeg, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Includes reproducible worksheets that guide students through essential questions. DVD available with classroom purchase.

Classroom Materials for NHD

This official NHD contest rule book outlines the program and category rules for participating students, teachers and judges.

Organizer of Wisconsin National Guard

Discover the history Chandler Pease Chapman

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Magnavox Odyssey Home Video Game System played by Susan and John Gyarmati of Cedarburg, Wisconsin during the 1970s. (Museum object #2006.95.2)

Brief history of the quarrying industry in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 269 men during that service.

Historical Essay


Origin of Mohrsville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mohrsville, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Black Thursday (November 21, 1968).

Brief explanation of the General Allotment Act, the federal legislation that divided tribal lands into small parcels for individuals.

Historical Essay


Origin of Prestonville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prestonville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Greeks in Wisconsin

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

General Information

Information for NHD Judges

NHD Competitions

Get information on events, programs, and judging instructions for National History Day in Wisconsin competitions

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)

Classroom Material

Legends of Dunn County

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 46th Infantry

Term: Civil War (46th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay


Origin of Foster, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster, Wisconsin.
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