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Historical Essay

Albers, Sheryl K. 1954

Term: Sheryl K. Albers (1954) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Collar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Iron collar removed from a fugitive slave by Wisconsin soldiers in 1862. (Museum object #1961.73)

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.

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

View menus selected from the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Indian Missionary

Discover the history of Eleazer Williams

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Oldest known surviving license plate in Wisconsin, issued to a Mount Horeb man, 1905. (Museum object #1966.493.1)

Historical Essay

Mining in Northern Wisconsin

The Boom and Bust of the 19th Century

Discover how the copper boom and bust of the 19th century permanently altered the communities of northern Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 2nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (2nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Too Progressive for Wisconsin

Discover why Wisconsin's 1846 was re-written and passed in 1848

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Banjo-ukulele used by jingle composer Richard Trentlage in the first recording of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song, 1962. (Museum object #2009.59.1)

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Variation of a friendship quilt using neckties made by Allie Crumble, 1982. (Museum object #1996.118.16)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cherokee twilled basket, probably traded to Wisconsin, mid 19th century. (Museum object #1955.1021)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, an Wisconsin Irishman, casually extinguishes a burning fuse that lands among the troops

Newspaperman

Discover the history of newspaperman Andrew Jackson Aikens

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 46th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on March 2, 1865, only a few weeks before the war ended.
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