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The Printer and the Priest

Discover how Wisconsin got its first printing press, and the impact that a Catholic priest would have on Ho-Chunk literacy.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Vitamin-Finding Feces Bucket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sheetmetal bucket with wooden handle. Collected cow manure for University of Wisconsin, Madison, nutrition experiments, 1907-1911.(Museum object #1992.103)

Term: Evergreens (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

brigantine

Term: brigantine in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Pioneer Rifles (Civil War)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Three-Term Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Diplomat

The Work of Blanchard Harper

Learn about the work of Blanchard Harper, a female photographer who settled near Madison, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 32nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (32nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.

A Wisconsin Educator

Read about the Wisconsinite who was one of the first women to attend the University of Wisconsin and became the president of Milwaukee-Downer College.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Elaborately beaded jacket worn by pianist, performer, and Wisconsin native Liberace during his performances in the late 1970s. (Museum object #2008.77.1)

Learn how Wisconsin became an industrial center in the latter half of the 19th century.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Spanish Currency

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spanish Reale coin from the Alden's Corners Post Office Site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.8)

Historical Essay

Chickamauga, Battle of

Term: Battle of Chickamauga in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Fort Pitt

Term: Fort Pitt in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Hard (money)

Term: Hard (money) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Kreiter Piano Company

Term: Kreiter Piano Company in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Depere Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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