Wisconsin Historical Society

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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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Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

A Traveling Display
Great Lakes Small Streams visually explores our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.
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Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968

A Traveling Display
Crossing the Line examines the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee and chronicles the fair housing movement.
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Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students

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Risking Everything tells the story the 1964 Freedom Summer project, when activists went to Mississippi to challenge segregation.
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Stay Connected with Education

We Help Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students
School Services develops projects, publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day
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Wisconsin Historical Eras and Themes

Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.
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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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About the Local Area Research Center Network

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