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Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War at Corinth, Vicksburg, Savannah, Iuka, Port Gibson, Raymond and Bentonville.

Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist

Biography of William Freeman Vilas, 1840-1908.

Historical Essay

Fox Wars, 1712-1730

Brief run down of the events surrounding the series of confrontations between the Fox Indians and the French, largely fought between 1712 and 1730.

Historical Essay

George Pollard's Palette

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Used by the artist George Pollard of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as a 'scrapbook' of his distinguished career. (Museum object #2007.108.1)

Historical Essay

Paramount records

Brief entry on Paramount records, based out of Grafton, WI, which produced some of the nation's most important early blues recordings.

Historical Essay

Kreiter Piano Company

Learn about the Kreiter Piano Company, which produced pianos in Milwaukee and Marinette between 1880 and 1945.

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

Learn about the strong influence Wisconsin held on the national automobile industry in the early-mid 20th Century.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 9, 1864, Ojibwe Indians from the 7th Wisconsin Infantry help drive back enemy skirmishers with American Indian war tactics in Spotsylvania, Virginia

Learn about how the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry helped capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Historical Essay

Utopians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Utopians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Woodman, Cyrus 1814-1889

Lawyer, Land Agent, Banker and Lumberman

Biography of lawyer, land agent, banker and lumberman Cyrus Woodman.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

The Brief Stay of Rutherford B. Hayes

Discover the visits US presidents have paid to Wisconsin

Resource Description

Draper Manuscripts

Brief explanation of the importance of the manuscripts of Lyman Copeland Draper.
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