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Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Historical Essay

Southern Colonial Dollhouse

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Southern Colonial dollhouse handmade and furnished by Ann Little of Columbus, Wisconsin, 1976-1977. (Museum object #2007.191.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War at Corinth, Vicksburg, Savannah, Iuka, Port Gibson, Raymond and Bentonville.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Historical Essay

Shot Tower Lead-Melting Bowl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lead-melting bowl used at the Wisconsin Shot Company Shot Tower, Helena, Wisconsin, c. 1833. (Museum object #1992.12)

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

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and learn more through links to the Oneida website and to visual materials in our collections.

A Good Mother, a Good Friend and a Good Woman

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance and women's rights.

Historical Essay

Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to a battle map and original documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

Author and Editor

Biography of author and editor Ray Stannard Baker, also known as David Grayson.

Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 10th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1861-1864 and lost 244 men during service.

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

Lawyer and Railroad Executive

Discover the history of Edwin Hale Abbot

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

Historical Essay

Young Girl's Burial Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Burial dress for a young girl offered for sale by the A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls, c. 1900. (Museum object #1983.267.7)

Historical Essay

Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970

Fort Atkinson Poet

Biography of Lorine Niedecker, a poet raised in Fort Atkinson.
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