Wisconsin History

Wisconsin State Fair

The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins in West Allis on Thursday.

Gianofer Fields

When was the last time you found yourself in need of some reliable rope?

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

The streets and shops of a Milwaukee gone by come back to life at a local museum.

Early Settlers' Historical Gardens Grow Again

Jul 5, 2013
Gerald H. Emmerich Jr., "Putting Down Roots"

Wisconsin's early settlers didn't plant gardens for decoration - they were their primary food sources.

Letter of a Wisconsin Civil War Soldier Inspires Song

Jul 2, 2013
The Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing Collection

As we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, we've been hearing about the experiences of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

Wisconsinites Make Last Stand at Gettysburg

Jul 2, 2013
Wiki Media Commons

One hundred fifty years ago, over the first 3 days of July, one of the fiercest and most important battles of the American Civil War was fought.

Library of Congress

One-hundred fifty years ago today, one of the fiercest and most important battles of the American Civil War began.

Eleanor Petrson / WUWM-Lake Effect

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

Sauk County Historical Society

Our It’s a Material World feature spotlights a singular effigy mound in Wisconsin.