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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.
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Traveling Displays and Exhibits

Share Wisconsin history with your community!
The Wisconsin Historical Society offers pull-up banner displays to schools, civic organizations, community groups, and other public venues.
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Schedule an Archaeology Lecture or Classroom Presentation

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company
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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part I

Historian, Activist and Author
Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.
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Mildred Fish-Harnack Part II

Historian, Activist and Author
Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.
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Joshua Glover

The Slave who Made a new Life for Himself
Discover the history of Joshua Glover, who escaped slavery and made a new life for himself.
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Father James Groppi

Discover the history of Father James Groppi, the Catholic priest who led fought for justice in Milwaukee's Inner Core.
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Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel
Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."
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Belle Case La Follette

Discover the history of Belle Case La Follete, women's suffrage activist and wife of Bob La Follette.
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Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold
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Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Indians.
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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Kate Pelham Newcomb, Wisconsin's most famous female doctor.
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Vel Phillips

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

Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.
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Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols
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Wisconsin Firsts and Other Famous Facts

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
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The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show
Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886
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'Mammoth Mystery' Interactive Resource

Help your students think like archaeologists with The Mammoth Mystery interactive resource.
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Caddie Woodlawn and Sterling North Paper Dolls

Print these free paper dolls based on the books Rascal and Caddie Woodlawn to find out about kids lives in Wisconsin over 100 years ago.

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