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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumberman

Brief biography of Col. Joseph Bailey, the lumberman famous for his creative application of dams during the failed Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864.

National History Day Competitions

View Wisconsin NHD State Event results since 2000

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Historical Essay

Brett Favre's Packers Jersey

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Green Bay Packers football jersey worn by Brett Favre during game against Chicago Bears, January 2, 2005. (Museum object #2005.83.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)

Lumberman and Businessman

Discover the history of Hiram Storrs Allen

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

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

Historical Essay

Winegar (Fosterville)

Origin of Winegar, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Winegar, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Glenbeulah

Origin of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin.

Brief history of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Evansville

Origin of Evansville, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Evansville, Wisconsin.

Governor, Secretary of State, Politician

Discover the history of Fred Zimmerman

Field Trip or Tour

'Family Pastimes' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Enjoy hands-on family pastime activities and interacting with farm animals.

Historical Essay

Forest

Origin of Forest, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Forest, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee's Maverick Aviator

Milwaukee's William Mitchell went from a court-martial for insubordination to being widely understood to be the father of the modern U.S. Air Force.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early Paleo-Indian fluted spear point found in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and made between 12,000 B.C. and 8,000 B.C. (Museum object #1985.2)

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 4th Cavalry

Term: Civil War (4th Cavalry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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