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Historical Essay

Reedsburg

Origin of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 17th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 269 men during that service.

Historical Essay

Mohrsville

Origin of Mohrsville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Mohrsville, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Black Thursday (November 21, 1968).

Brief explanation of the General Allotment Act, the federal legislation that divided tribal lands into small parcels for individuals.

Historical Essay

Prestonville

Origin of Prestonville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Prestonville, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Greeks in Wisconsin

Learn about the Greeks immigrants who came to Wisconsin in the early 20th century.

Historical Essay

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)

View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 46th Infantry

Term: Civil War (46th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Foster

Origin of Foster, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Foster, Wisconsin.

Origin of the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wright's Corners

Origin of Wright's Corners, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Wright's Corners, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Petrified Man Hoax

Brief description of the Petrified Man Hoax.

Historical Essay

Norway

Origin of Norway, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Norway, Wisconsin.

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

Historical Essay

1880s "Aesthetic" Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tea gown inspired by the "Aesthetic" Movement of the late nineteenth century, worn by Annie Cronk of Oregon, Wisconsin, c. 1881. (Museum object #1952.128)

Historical Essay

Civil War Home Front

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