Stories from the Wreckage Exhibit

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Saturday, November 9, 2019


Bow of the Home, showing the anchor, 2008


Wisconsin is a maritime state, and over 700 hundred shipwrecks can be found at the bottom of Wisconsin lakes and rivers. For more than 30 years, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s underwater archaeology program has studied the vessels, cargoes, and related equipment that lie beneath state waters. Through striking underwater photography, view time capsules of our maritime past and discover the hidden resources that are shaping our views of maritime history.

This exhibit complements the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book of the same name.



Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703

Location Information

Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square

Accessibility Information

The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.