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Draper Manuscripts

Brief explanation of the importance of the manuscripts of Lyman Copeland Draper.
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1930s Folklore Interviews Go Online

Read about thousands of interviews with small-town residents preserving folklore traditions that would otherwise die out. Includes link to interviews.
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Turning Points in Wisconsin History

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.
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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

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

The Man 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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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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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Doctor Kate Pelham Newcomb, founder of the Million Penny Parade.
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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

America's First Kindergarten Teacher
Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.
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The Hodag

Learn the history of the Hodag, Rhinelander's mystical menace
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Beware the Tommyknockers!

Learn the history of the mythical tommyknockers
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What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir
Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome
Field Trip or Tour

Hands-On History

Enhance your Wisconsin Studies by bringing the museum experience to your classroom!
Onsite object based education units for grades 3, 4, and 5
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"Fighting" Bob La Follette

Governor and Progressive
Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and the Progressive Movement reformed state government and the Republican Party.
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Pleasant Ridge: A Community of Black Farmers in Wisconsin

Read the history of Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin, a unique a community developed by freed Southern African American slaves in the mid-19th century.
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Place, Abraham, and Place, Elizabeth

Survivors of the Peshtigo Fire
Learn about two settlers, a white man and Indian woman, who survived the Peshtigo Fire.
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Jesuit Missionaries in Early Wisconsin

Brief history of Jesuit Missionaries and key figures
Names and brief bios of principal missionaries who served in or wrote about Wisconsin, or are mentioned in Jesuit Relations concerning Wisconsin.

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