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Historical Essay

Hungarians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Hungarian immigrants who came to Wisconsin from the 19th century through the post-World War II era.

Historical Essay

French in Wisconsin

Brief history of the French in Wisconsin.

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin

Date: 1881 

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

Date: 1880 

Description: Cover of a pamphlet, printed in German, advertising land for sale in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Serbians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Serbians in Wisconsin.

Date:  

Description: Jane Addams holding an open book, surrounded by immigrant children.

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.

Historical Essay

Estonians in Wisconsin

Brief history of Estonians in Wisconsin.

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)

Historical Essay

Slovaks in Wisconsin

Brief history of Slovaks in Wisconsin.

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

Date: 1858 

Description: Large group of people leaving a steam ship, some transporting large chests of their belongings.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Date: 1896 

Description: Norwegian language Board of Immigration publication promoting Wisconsin.

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...

Speakers Bureau

Shelia Cohen is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Historical Essay

Freethinkers in Wisconsin

Brief history of Freethinkers in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Irish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Irish in Wisconsin.

Students will learn more about the history of their own family as well as the larger history of immigration to Wisconsin
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