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Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Indiana Jones?

Was Beloit's Roy Chapman Andrews the real life model for Indiana Jones?

Historical Essay

Bascom Hill Pink Flamingo

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Pink flamingo from the flock that graced Bascom Hill on on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 1979. (Museum object #1979.302A-C)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, which served from 1862 to 1865 during the Civil War, losing 319 men during that service.

Historical Essay

Zepnick, Josh 1968


Discover the history of Josh Zepnick

Historical Essay

Lime industry in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Lime industry in Wisconsin.

Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Term: Albion [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

View these images shot by an early female war correspondent, Dickey Chapelle from Wisconsin.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 13th Infantry

Term: Civil War (13th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay


Origin of Gotham, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gotham, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Land Grant Scandal

Brief description of the Land Grant Scandal of the late 1850s.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 42nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (42nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) , the New Deal program to conserve natural resources

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman, Founder of General Mills

Historical Essay

Douglas County

Origin of Douglas County, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay


Origin of Hurleytown, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Hurleytown, Wisconsin.

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