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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Road jersey worn by Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock in 1957. (Museum object #2006.68.1)

Historical Essay

Swiss in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Swiss in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

First Practical Typewriter

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sholes & Glidden typewriter developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed c. 1874. (Museum object #1964.31)

Historical Essay

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Unitarians in Wisconsin

Learn about the advent of Unitarianism in Wisconsin in the mid-19th century.

Historical Essay

Schlitz, Joseph 1831 - 1875

brewer, businessman

Brief biography of brewer and businessman Joseph Schlitz (1831-1875).

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

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

Historical Essay

Best, Jacob Sr. (1786-1861)

Brewer

Biography of German brewer Jacob Best Sr., founder of the company that became Pabst Brewing.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Historical Essay

Russians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Russians in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Capital, Attempted Removal

Brief description of the various attempts to move the Wisconsin Capitol building to other locations.

Historical Essay

Sousa Conductor's Baton

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Conductor's baton presented to Marquette University by John Philip Sousa in 1924. (Museum object #1980.228.12)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Evacuation Route road sign used to direct Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents out of town in the event of a potential nuclear bomb detonation, installed 1955-19

Historical Essay

Stevens, Brooks, 1911-1995

Industrial Designer

Learn more about this Milwaukeean whose life's work greatly influenced the field of industrial design and the art of salesmanship.

Historical Essay

Shipwrecks in Wisconsin

Brief history of shipwrecks in Wisconsin.
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