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View images from Cornelius (Neal) L. Harrington’s collection of photographs highlighting Wisconsin state parks, preserves and forests.

Historical Essay

Logging in Wisconsin

Brief history of logging in Wisconsin.

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

Speculating on a Dream

Join cantankerous British geologist George Featherstonehaugh as he travels to Madison in 1837 and finds things not as he expected them to be.

Last Socialist to Run a Major American City

Learn about Milwaukee's third and last Socialist mayor. Read about the many improvements made to the city of Milwaukee under his leadership.

Historical Essay

Dow riot (1967)

Brief description of the Dow riots that took place in Madison during the Vietnam war and politicized thousands of previously apathetic students.

Historical Essay

English in Wisconsin

Brief history of English immigrants in Wisconsin.

The Constitutional Convention's Influence on the City

Find out where some of the most traveled streets of Madison got their names.

Learn the inside story of the Teasdale Vice Committee Investigation of 1913 in Wisconsin and their crusade against "social evil."

Historical Essay

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Morse

Origin of Morse, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Morse, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Fort Koshkonong

A Fortification That may not Have Existed

Learn the story surrounding the building of Fort Koshkonong by General Henry Atkinson.

Origin of Dewey's Corners

Discover the history of Dewey's Corners.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Gein, Edward 1906 - 1984

Murder

Brief biography of Ed Gein (1906-1984).

Brief history of Mass transportation in Wisconsin.

Editor, College President and Congregational Clergyman

Explore the history of Aaron Lucius Chapin

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

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Girls

Read about the Milwaukee Industrial School reform school, later the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls and Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon

How the State was Formed

Discover how Wisconsin was formed.
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