Wisconsin Historical Society

Patrick J. Jung, history professor and author, gives a more realistic account of Jean Nicolet’s landing in Wisconsin. Read more


John Nichols, Capital Times associate editor and national correspondent for The Nation, will discuss his new book co-authored with Dave Zweifel, Cap Times editor emeritus, at the Milwaukee Public Library East Branch on Dec. 20. Read more

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As Richard L. Pifer reminds us in his examination of Wisconsin’s response to World War I, the Badger State was reviled around the nation as the “traitor state” and yet, “when the United States finally became ..." Read more


Recently, Milwaukee has developed a 21st-century industrial identity as the “Water Capital of the World," almost overnight becoming a go-to destination for companies and countries that want to solve their water problems. Read more

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Wisconsin’s Charlie Tennessen of Anarchy Acres stands ready to supply foodies with true heritage wheat. Read more

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In a new book published by the Wisconsin Historical Society, author and runner Melanie McManus chronicles her personal journey exploring the entirety of Wisconsin’s thousand-plus mile Ice Age Trail. McManus will detail her adventures and di... Read more


During the “Great Suppression,” as some have begun to call the period from the 1890s through the 1930s, the U.S. go.vernment implemented policies to forcibly assimilate Native Americans into mainstream society Read more


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Ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmasin the 19th century? Even if you haven’t, Wisconsin Historical Society’s “An Old World Christmas,” now in its final weekend at OldWorld Wisconsin (W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle), is definit.. Read more

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The 1914 fire that consumed portions of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin compound along with seven lives may have been sparked by racism. The servant who set the blaze and attacked the houseguests with a hatchet, Julian Carlton... Read more


The Les Paul story has been told many times, but finally, children get their version. The latest installment in the Badger Biographies series begins with the 15-year old musical and electrical prodigy already about to embark on a career tha... Read more


Our personal and collective identities are shaped by the past. We figure out who we are—our beliefs, values, sense of time and place—by keeping a growing narrative of previous events. Then, throughout most of our lives, we connect with othe... Read more

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Now that camping season has arrived, many of us will be tempted to buy our outdoor gear and supplies online or from national retailers rather than shop locally. In making that choice, though, customers miss an opportunity to keep a long-sta... Read more

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