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Historical Essay

World Series Welcome Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Welcome" sign used to decorate lamp posts in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 1957 World Series. (Museum object #2007.68.1)

Historical Essay

Bosshard, Otto (1876 - 1943)

Lawyer, Politician, Businessman

Discover the history of Otto Bosshard

Term: Walworth County Ploughboys Civil War in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Edgerton

Origin of Edgerton, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Edgerton, Wisconsin

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.

Historical Essay

Fremont Guards (Civil War)

Term: Fremont Guards (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief explanation of the General Allotment Act, the federal legislation that divided tribal lands into small parcels for individuals.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 41st Infantry

Term: Civil War (41st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Poet and Temperance Advocate

Biography of Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Important events in Wisconsin history, from 1622-1699.

Chemist, Inventor, and Professor

Discover the history of Stephen Moulton Babcock

Manufacturer and Politician

Discover the history of politician Edward Phelps Allis

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

Discover the important role that tobacco and the Peace Pipe have played throughout Wisconsin's history.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about the colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry who was also one of the leaders of the Iron Brigade. This article includes several links.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Historical Essay

Tredway Rifles (Civil War)

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 33rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on October 18, 1862

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

Historical Essay

Fairwater

Origin of Fairwater, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Fairwater, Wisconsin.
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