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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Maple sugar container made by missionary Rosalie Dousman, mid-1800s. (Museum object #1969.419)

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 11 supplemental materials for the 4th grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Army jacket decorated with Native American beadwork worn by Chief Simon Onanguisse Kahquados of the Forest County Potawatomi. (Museum object #1943.330)

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 5, 1862.

Historical Essay

Chapelle, Dickey, 1919-1965

Female War Correspondent

Read about the Wisconsin born photojournalist who was one of the first female war correspondents. This article contains a link containing her photography.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The exposed underwear of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry prompts a polite suggestion from a little girl.

Historical Essay

Port Hudson, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer

Read about Dennis Daily and his remarkable bravery during the Battles of Weldon Road and White Oak Road in Virginia during the Civil War

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 36th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 342 men during service.

Menominee War Chief

Learn about the leadership of this Menominee War Chief and his negotiations with the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

Discover Eau Claire's naughty past as a hub of prostitution for the lumbermen looking to support the world's oldest profession.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a letter from an anonymous writer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry that applauds the positive impact of women in the army.

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

Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The First Madison Lodgings

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.
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