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The spring issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" features articles on the "Girl-Man" of Milwaukee, the first normal school kindergarten in the United States, the roots of Wisconsin genealogy, and fashionable dresses worn by influential Wisconsin women over a period of 60 years.
Wisconsin Magazine of History
The "Wisconsin Magazine of History" is the full-color quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It informs and delights readers with intriguing articles about Wisconsin culture and the people, places and events of Wisconsin's past.
Stories unique to Wisconsin
Since it was first published in 1917, the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" celebrates all that makes Wisconsin special. Whatever your interests, you will find something to spark your curiosity — carefully researched and beautifully presented.
Fascinating images and book excerpts
The magazine documents the rich social, economic, and political history of Wisconsin with photographs, cartoons, posters and drawings from Wisconsin Historical Images, the Society's visual materials collections. Also, every issue features book excerpts from the award-winning Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Wisconsin's oldest book publisher.
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Subscriptions to the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" are a benefit of membership in the Wisconsin Historical Society. To become a member, call us toll free at 1-888-748-7479.
Individual copies are available for purchase at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, Wisconsin Historic Sites museum stores or your local bookstore. Back issues are available through our online store. Retail distribution of the magazine is available through Southern Wisconsin News (608-884-2600) and Ingram Periodicals (1-800-627-6247).
Did you know? Each summer readers pick the next Hesseltine Award winner by voting for their favorite original article from a recent volume of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History." The William Best Hesseltine Award was established in 1965 in memory of historian and Wisconsin Historical Society past president William B. Hesseltine.
Award of Merit Winner
The "Wisconsin Magazine of History" is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History Leadership in History Awards. This national awards program, now in its 65th year, grants the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.