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Read about African Americans and the struggle for civil rights in Milwaukee and Madison in the 1960s and 1970s.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Block-printed wall hanging produced by workers of the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, 1935-1943. (Museum object #1981.184.4)

Historical Essay

Calking-iron (logging)

Term: Calking-iron (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Corinth, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

This Union victory stopped the movement of Confederate troops and supplies throughout much of the South.

Historical Essay

Potosi Badgers (Civil War)

Term: Potosi Badgers (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 25 men during service.

Historical Essay

bayonet (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

intendant (Fr.)

Term: intendant (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Cant-dog (logging)

Term: Cant-dog (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Copperhead (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Civil War, Wisconsin troops

Term: Civil War, Wisconsin troops in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

1960s Prom Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dress worn by Marti Hall to the spring prom at Madison West High School in 1966. (Museum object #2004.135.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Festivus pole made of extruded aluminum alloy, manufacturer The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, WI, used by Gov. Jim Doyle, 2005.(Museum object 2007.84.1A-C)

Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

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

Historical Essay

Columbia Rifles (Civil War)

Term: Columbia Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Short Biography

Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

Historical Essay

Broad-ax (logging)

Term: Broad-ax (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)
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