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Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

From Whaling to Coal Burning

Discover how man-made lighting has become a common part of our everyday lives.

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Adventurer, Explorer and Real Life Indiana Jones

Biography of Roy Chapman Andrews Jones, noted adventurer, explorer and possible model for the character of Indiana Jones.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 51st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee from March 20-April 29, 1865, at the very end of the war.

Historical Essay

Red Dot Potato Chip Can

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Container for potato chips made by Red Dot Foods, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1950. (Museum object #2002.384.1A-B)

Historical Essay

Aldens Corners, Dane Co.

Term: Alden Corners, Dane Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Cedar Park, Racine Co.

Term: Cedar Park, Racine Co. in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

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)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reebok baby shoes beaded by Ho-Chunk artist Linda Lucero, c. 1990. (Museum object #1993.102A-B)

The History of the Movement

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

La Follette and the Progressive Era

Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

This novelist based much of her writings on her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

NHD Annual Theme

Introduce your students to sample topics connected to the 2015 NHD annual theme.

Historical Essay

Arndt Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Vest worn by Charles C.P. Arndt when he was shot on the floor of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, 1842. (Museum object #1963.300)
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