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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)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a soldier's letter describing how some soldiers generally treated chaplains during the Siege of Vicksburg.

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)

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Presentation Pipe

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ojibwe pipe presented to Wisconsin territorial governor James Duane Doty, 1844. (Museum object #1955.399,A)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Road jersey worn by Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock in 1957. (Museum object #2006.68.1)

Historical Essay

Early Electric Dishwasher

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early household dishwasher manufactured by Hydro-Electric Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1930. (Museum object #1997.35.1A-D)

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An elderly Pennsylvania man approaches General John B. Callis to ask if he can fight with the 7th Wisconsin Infantry in an upcoming battle

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

View images of regional singers and musicians from the Helene Stratman-Thomas folk music project.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Attorney General and State Senator

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 35th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 276 men during service.

Historical Essay

The Black Hawk War

Read about the war with the Sauk Indians in the summer of 1832 which resulted in their massacre and defeat and the removal of the tribe from Wisconsin.

This informative article details the creation and early success of the famous Ringling Brothers circus founded in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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