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Historical Essay

Orson Welles, 1915-1985

Cinematic Visionary

Learn about this Wisconsin-born director, his relationship with the film industry, and his lasting legacy as a filmmaker.

Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Fairfield (Flora)

Origin of Fairfield, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairfield, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, the Buena Vista Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Marquetry table made by August Schlaak as a Christmas present for his daughter, 1923-1929. (Museum object #2003.78.1)

Learn about and listen to Holocaust survivor Cyla Stundel tell her story.

View a gallery of foreign film posters from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Historical Essay

Lucas Bradley (1809 - 1889)

Architect and Contractor

Discover the history of Lucas Bradley

Historical Essay

Ekdall

Origin of Ekdall, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Ekdall, Wisconsin.

Lawyer, Banker and Politician

Discover the history of Alexander Wilson

Historical Essay

Forest Fires in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin's notable forest fires.

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)

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Historical Essay

David W. Ashum (1854 - 1927)

Physician

Discover the history of David W. Ashum

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 11th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized with the 17th Wisconsin Infantry at Camp Randall in Madison on February 22, 1862.

Historical Essay

Woodville (Kelly's Switch)

Origin of Woodville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Woodville, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Yellowlake

Origin of Yellowlake, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Yellowlake, Wisconsin

Lawyer and Railroad Executive

Discover the history of Edwin Hale Abbot

Historical Essay

Auburn

Orgins of Auburn, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Auburn, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

'Forward' Statue

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

'Forward' statue by Wisconsin artist Jean Pond Miner, 1893. (Museum object #1998.1.1)
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