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Historical Essay

Civil War: 38th Infantry

Term: Civil War (38th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Adventists in Wisconsin

Read about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other Adventist goups in Wisconsin in the 19th century, including the Scandinavian adventist communities.

Term: Ainsworth [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Green Lake County

Origin of Green Lake County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Green Lake County, Wisconsin.

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

Socialist Author

Discover the history of Oscar Ameringer

Term: Civil War (5th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay


Origin of Glenwood, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Glenwood, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Historical Society Menu Sampler

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Term: Wisconsin Volunteer (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

Historical Essay

Angora - Image Gallery Essay

Rabbit Raising in German Concentration Camps

View this unusual photo album, the cover of which is made of angora rabbit wool, to see how the rabbits were raised in concentration camps.

List of known Presidential Visits to Madison.


Discover the history of Frank Edmund Andrews

Historical Essay


Origin of Ashippun, Wisconsin

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Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Catholic Priest, Missionary, Architect and Scientist

Biography of Catholic priest, missionary, architect and science teacher Samuel C. Mazzuchelli.

Historical Essay

Angel on Snowshoes

A Brief Biography of Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Essay


Origin of Hulisburg, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hulisburg, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.
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