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Historical Essay

Nativity Scene Crèche Set

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Nativity scene creche set assembled and used by a Polish-American family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning around 1895. (Museum accession #2007.100)
Historical Essay

African American Bowling Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)
Historical Essay

Polka Rhythms Bandstand

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bandstand used by Chad Przybylski and his Polka Rhythms of Pulaski, Wisconsin, from c. 1980 until 2003. (Museum object #2003.10.1)
Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Spanish Currency

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Spanish Reale coin from the Alden's Corners Post Office Site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.8)
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)
Historical Essay

Vel Phillips's Common Council Desk

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Desk used by Milwaukee Alder Vel Phillips, made by the Northwestern Furniture Company for Milwaukee City Hall, 1895. (Museum object #2007.16.1)
Historical Essay

Miss Annie Mae's Church Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Hat worn by Annie Mae McClain to services at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2006.103.2)
Historical Essay

Madison Fire Company Banner

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Madison Fire Company No. 2 silk banner, 1857. (Museum object #1951.288)
Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)
Historical Essay

Rosemaled Norwegian Immigrant Trunk

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

Auschwitz Concentration Camp Sweater

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Concentration camp sweater worn by Tadeusz Kowalczyk while a prisoner at Auschwitz during World War II. (Museum object #1985.92)
Historical Essay

Necktie Quilt by Allie Crumble

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Variation of a friendship quilt using neckties made by Allie Crumble, 1982. (Museum object #1996.118.16)
Historical Essay

Hanukkah Decoration for the Home

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Cardboard Hanukkah decoration used by three generations of a Wisconsin family, c. 1960. (Museum object #2002.388.6)
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)
Historical Essay

Hardanger Fiddle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Mid-nineteenth century violin converted into Hardanger fiddle by Knute Hellund, c. 1893. (Museum object #1973.56)
Historical Essay

Ukrainian Decorated Egg

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Pysanky Ukrainian Easter egg decorated by Wisconsin artist Betty Pisio Christenson, 1980s. (Museum object #1996.118.356)
Historical Essay

Purim Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Costume worn by Gary Ray Howards of Racine during the Jewish holiday of Purim, 1957. (Museum object #2003.20.2)

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