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Historical Essay

Allis, Edward P. (1824-1889)

Learn more about the entrepreneur and manufacturing innovator who established, Allis Company, Milwaukee's largest industrial employer in the late 1880s.

Historical Essay

Milton

Origin of Milton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Milton, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Augusta (Bridge Creek)

Origin of Augusta, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Augusta, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880. (Museum object #1945.960,A)

A Brief Introduction

Read about the term Winnebago Indians, and follow links to the Ho-Chunk and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to learn more about the communities.

Term: Juneau County Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

Historical Essay

Barbee, Lloyd A. (1925-2003)

Civil Rights Advocate and Legislator

Biography of Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee civil rights advocate and legislator.

Historical Essay

Jerusalem Corners

Origin of Jerusalem Corners, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Jersusalem Corners, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861.

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Historical Essay

Kingston

Origin of Kingston, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Kingston, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent

Read about one of the Democratic Party politicians around the time of the Civil War. This article details his Civil War service and contains several links.

The Story of Lost Bird

Discover this harrowing story that brings together a feminist pioneer and the infant her husband found in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.

A brief summary of the First African American Church built in Wisconsin.

Discover the history of Elizabeth Therese Baird

Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, original documents, and histories of Wisconsin regiments.

Historical Essay

'Kewtie' Woman's Razor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early woman's "Kewtie" brand razor purchased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1940s. (Museum object #1976.392.43)

Historical Essay

Nasewaupee

Origin of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Nasewaupee, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)
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