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Historical Essay

Paul Bunyan

America's Best-Known Folk Hero

Read about America's best-known folk hero. This article details the extensive folklore tradition surrounding the legacy of Paul Bunyan.

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.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 319 men during that service.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn more about the five types of projects that students can create through National History Day

National History Day in Wisconsin

Explore the resources below to learn more about the National History Day program and the benefits for your child.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.

Use a local cemetery to teach students about community history as well as the historical information that can be found at a cemetery

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

The Printer and the Priest

Discover how Wisconsin got its first printing press, and the impact that a Catholic priest would have on Ho-Chunk literacy.

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

Discover the important role that tobacco and the Peace Pipe have played throughout Wisconsin's history.

Historical Essay

Purim Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Costume worn by Gary Ray Howards of Racine during the Jewish holiday of Purim, 1957. (Museum object #2003.20.2)

Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

General Information

About Our 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Learn about the definitive fourth-grade Wisconsin history textbook

Historical Essay

Wisconsin Governors

View a chronological list of Wisconsin governors.

National History Day in Wisconsin

What to do after holding a National History Day event at your school
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