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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates.

Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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

Grant County Rural Schools

Circus images from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Historical Essay

Granger Gourd

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ceremonial container made from a gourd, presented to Wisconsin Governor William R. Taylor, 1874. (Museum object #1993.53)

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Sewer Socialism

How Wisconsin Became America's Most Socialist State

Discover how Milwaukee, Wisconsin became America's first Socialist city.

Historical Essay

Workman's Time Recorder

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Time clock used by workers at the Appleton Woolen Mills, Appleton, Wisconsin, c. 1894 - c. 1915. (Museum object #1964.58.1,A)

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 32nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 25, 1862.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.
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