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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)

Historical Essay

Deer Hide Jacket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Deer hide jacket of Ruel Garnich Baldwin, c. 1915. (Museum object #2005.147.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

Historical Essay

War of 1812 Cannonball

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fragment of six-pound cannonball fired in battle between American and British forces on July 1814 at Prairie du Chien, Illinois Territory (now Wisconsin).

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Garnet velvet evening gown worn by Wisconsin First Lady Charlotte McAleer Kohler to President Eisenhower's 1953 Inauguration Ball. (Museum object #1960.211

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read how Colonel Louis Crane of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry shared his feelings with his brother, James, on the day before the battle of Cedar Mountain

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 5, 1862.

Historical Essay

Big Boy

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trade figure from the Big Boy restaurant on South Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971-1985. (Museum object #1993.52)

View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frank Lloyd Wright house model featured in Life magazine, 1938. (Museum object #2005.133.1)

Historical Essay

Red River Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn more about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War campaign that ended in Union defeat. This article includes links to original documents.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden Indian clubs used in the University of Wisconsin's Women's Physical Education Department classes, Madison, WI, c. 1900.(Museum object #1994.108.1-2)

View these images of cranberry harvesting in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 3, 1863, near Chancellorsville, Virginia, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry is troubled by a new assistant surgeon with questionable skills.

Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007

Explore images from the Hotz collection that depict Door County, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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