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This online exhibit features 14 stunning, large-scale historic murals originally displayed at the 1948 Wisconsin State Fair.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

H.H. Bennett Studio - a historic site

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennett, "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous".

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.

Classroom Material

Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel

Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."

Classroom Material

Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.

Classroom Material

Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

In this lesson students will ready about family relationships during WWII and create their own letters to understand the impact of the war on families

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

Wade House - a historic site

At Wade House historic site, students learn about early Wisconsin transportation, travel and everyday life in a mid-19th century town.

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin
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