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French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

Brief history of the labor movement in Wisconsin.

The Civil Right's Leader Shows his Support

Discover the connection Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King had with the 1960s protests in Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Red River Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn more about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War campaign that ended in Union defeat. This article includes links to original documents.

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)

Historical Essay

Wild Rice Threshing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Improvised wild rice threshing machine used on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin, c. 1990. (Museum object #1999.61.5)

Historical Essay

Lumber Company Scrip

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lumber company scrip issued by Knapp, Stout & Co., Barron County, Wisconsin, between about 1878-1890. (Museum object #N4001)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

The Changing Status of the Native Americans

Read about Wisconsin's Indian tribes and their changing legal status throughout the 20th century.

Teacher, Newspaperman and Politician

Biography of teacher, newspaperman and politician Albert Gallatin Ellis.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Ashwabena, Brown Co.

Origins of Ashwabena, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ashwabena, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Fond du Lac

Origin of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Discover the history of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Brief history of the cranberry industry in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at Racine and mustered into service on October 1, 1861.

Historical Essay

Perryville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where more than 7,500 soldliers were killed.

Inventor

Discover the history of John Francis Appleby

Historical Essay

Windsor

Origin of Windsor, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Windsor, Wisconsin
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