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Explore history and images of beekeeping in Wisconsin.

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

Historical Essay

Hardanger Fiddle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Mid-nineteenth century violin converted into Hardanger fiddle by Knute Hellund, c. 1893. (Museum object #1973.56)

Read about John Till and his miraculous "medical" plaster treatment that got him arrested by the WI State Medical Board a number of times.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River. Article details Wisconsin's involvement in the battle.

The Lloyd Jones Family Album

Read about the career of The Capital Times founder Richard Lloyd Jones and browse through photographs he and his wife took while living in Madison.

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Read about Governor Tommy Thompson's efforts to revitalize Wisconsin's economy and reform the state's welfare programs in the 1980s and 1990s.

Historical Essay

Wild Rice Harvesting

Read about the importance of wild rice as a food staple to the Ojibwe and Menominee Indians in northern Wisconsin.

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

Read about Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform Civil War era military hospitals and how invaluable her efforts were.

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)
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