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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Broken Star" quilt made from flour and feed sacks for a 4-H project, 1931. (Museum object #2005.115.1)

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

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

Historical Essay

Hartford

Origin of Hartford, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hartford, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Hemlock Island

Origin of Hemlock Island, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hemlock Island, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Mass transportation in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

On this guided tour students will discover how artifacts reflect history and what they reveal about our lives today

Historical Essay

Gratiot

Origin of Gratiot, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gratiot, Wisconsin.

Poet and Temperance Advocate

Biography of Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Historical Essay

Fox Wars, 1712-1730

Brief run down of the events surrounding the series of confrontations between the Fox Indians and the French, largely fought between 1712 and 1730.

Historical Essay

Ristaucrat Jukebox

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Table-top Ristaucrat S-45 Selective Jukebox, produced by Ristaucrat, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, 1951. (Museum object #1974.7.2)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Norse Pottery (1903-1913)

Historical Essay

Oscar Mayer Wiener Song

Brief history of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song.

Historical Essay

Whitestown

Origin of Whitestown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Whitestown, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Hull

Origin of Hull, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hull, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Abrahams, Jim 1944 -

Term: Jim Abrahams (1944-) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state

Historical Essay

Myrick, Nathan 1822-1903

Pioneer Settler and Indian Trader

Biography of pioneer settle and Indian trader Nathan Myrick, who had a sawmill on the Black River and sold firewood and lumber to Mississippi steamers.

Historical Essay

Nicolet, Jean 1598-1642

French Explorer

Biography of French explorer Jean Nicolet, believed to be the first European to see Wisconsin.
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