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Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

Date: 1919-05-18 

Description: Scene from Poale Zion Chasidim, an Americanization pageant held in the Milwaukee auditorium to welcome Milwaukee's new citizens.

Field Trip or Tour

'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site

Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.

Date: 1881 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

Date: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

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Description: Immigrants buying tickets at Ellis Island.

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century

Date: 1868 

Description: Cover of a brochure in German for Wisconsin immigration.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Decorated trunk brought to Wisconsin from Norway by immigrant Mette Kristina Larsdotter Mokrid, c. 1845. (Museum object #2000.77.1)

Resource Description

About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

Historical Essay

20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Historical Essay

Synagogue Window

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Window from "The White Shul", a Sheboygan, Wisconsin synagogue, c. 1910. (Museum object #2006.108.1.1)

Date: 1874-01 ca.

Description: Interior of a coach on an emigration train to the west.

Learn how epidemics erupted in Wisconsin and the ways communities responded

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television

Date: 1882-03-28 

Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of a Wisconsin immigration brochure in German.

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