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About the National Register and State Register of Historic Places

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.
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Political and Military Life Collections

Physical Holdings at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
Learn about the political and military physical holdings at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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About Our Costumes, Textiles, and Personal Artifacts

Learn about the history of costumes, textiles and other personal artifacts at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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About Our Business and Technology Collection Area

Learn about the history of business and technology at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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About Our Domestic Life Collection Area

Learn about the history of domestic life at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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Local Historical Affiliate Directory

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society
Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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About Our Wisconsin Ceramic Art Objects

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
Take an illustrated tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Wisconsin ceramic art collection, organized by maker.
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About Our Dolls

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
Browse the Wisconsin Historical Society's doll collection, organized by category, collector, country/maker, date, and material.
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About Our Moccasins

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
Take an illustrated tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society's moccasin collection, organized by tribe.
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The Quilt Collection

Online Collection Tour
Take an illustrated tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society's quilt collection, organized by context, date, pattern/motif, and technique.
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The Sampler Collection

Online Collection Tour
Take an illustrated tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society's sampler collection, organized by date, place of manufacture, and type.
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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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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.
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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.
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About the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers (1798-1937) Collection

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.
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About Our Quilt Folk Art

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections
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About Bird's-Eye View Maps of Wisconsin

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.
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About Land Economic Inventory Maps of Wisconsin (Bordner Survey)

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.
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About Land Ownership Maps and Atlases of Wisconsin

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.
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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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