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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pair of Nike running spikes worn by Suzy Favor Hamilton during the 2000 track season. (Museum object #2006.110.1A-B)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Hero of the Confederacy

Discover the story of Belle Boyd, the celebrity Civil War spy who died while performing in the Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Jar of marbles used in Wisconsin fair exhibits by Professor John Sweet Donald of the University of Wisconsin during the 1920s. (Museum object #1953.663)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery, or Badger Battery, which served in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865, losing 27 men.

Field Trip or Tour

'Farm Hands' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Experience the life of children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin in the 19th century.

Historical Essay

Perryville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where more than 7,500 soldliers were killed.

Historical Essay

De Langlade Fur Trade Pouch

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilled buckskin pouch used by Charles de Langlade to carry his fur trade papers in northern Wisconsin, mid to late 1700s. (Museum object #1955.186)

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Historical Essay

Cast Iron Effigy Mound Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cast iron Wisconsin effigy mound model in the shape of a "trunk and arms of a man", designed by Increase A. Lapham, c. 1875. (Museum object #1975.8.12)

Read this informative article about the life of the Wisconsin born author, most famous for the children's book series Little House on the Prairie.

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

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

General Information

Stay Connected with Education

We Help Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students

School Services develops projects, publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cherokee twilled basket, probably traded to Wisconsin, mid 19th century. (Museum object #1955.1021)

Historical Essay

1957 Soap Box Derby Racer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Soap box" coaster car operated by Van Steiner in the All-American Soap Box Derby in 1957. (Museum object # 2009.56.1)
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