COVID-19 Updates: For the most up-to-date information on accessing our services learn more here.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's collections

Searching for

Refine by

Results 1-20 of 40


Civil Works Service Employee gives out a Check

Date: February 10 1934
Description: A Civil Works Service employee with a check and equivalent in groceries.
Map or Atlas

Swiss Colony of New Glarus, Wisconsin

Date: 1860
Description: Bird's-eye drawing of New Glarus.
Map or Atlas

Ethnic Stocks Map

Date: 1940
Description: Map of the people of Wisconsin according to ethnic stocks.

Albert Mueller, his Mother and Robert Draves

Date: August 20 1940
Description: Albert Mueller, his mother, and recording technician Robert Draves. Mueller was a Tyrolean zither player.

Abraham Schmocker Seated Outside His Log Cabin

Date: 1885
Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty.

Women and Children in New Glarus

Date: 1874
Description: View of the town which was founded by Swiss settlers in 1845. A group of women and children stands in front of a fence at 130 5th Avenue, the Gabriel Schi...

Swiss Settler Monument

Date: 1915
Description: Monument to the first settlers in this Swiss colony, 1845.

Monument to First Settlers

Date: 1920
Description: Monument to the first settlers in this Swiss colony, 1845. View of monument with partial view of Swiss Reform Church in background.

Cabin Built by Jacob Rieder

Date: 1948
Description: Cabin built by Jacob Rieder, an early Swiss settler of New Glarus.

Swiss Reformed Church

Date: 1895
Description: Swiss Reformed Church, destroyed in 1899.

Swiss Reformed Church

Date: 1895
Description: Swiss Reformed Church (second church), demolished in 1899.

Wilhelm Tell Festival Flag Bearers

Date: 1952
Description: Four women in Swiss costume, three of whom are holding flags, at the Wilhelm Tell Festival.

Swiss Immigration Tableau

Date: 1905
Description: Second generation Swiss-Americans dressed as Swiss immigrants for 1905 60th Anniversary of the founding of New Glarus.

Reverend William Streissguth

Date: 1885
Description: Portrait of Reverend William Streissguth (1827-1915). Streissguth, a native of Lahr, Germany, trained at the Baseler Missionhaus and was sent by the Refor...

Reverend Oswald Ragatz

Description: Portrait of Reverend Oswald Ragatz.

Swiss Baptismal Certificate

Date: 1812
Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.

Jacob Gasser Family

Date: 1898
Description: Group portrait of the Jacob Gasser family standing in front of the farmhouse at Tower Rock Farm.

Girls in Swiss Costume

Date: 1941
Description: Two young girls dressed in Swiss costumes for the Wilhelm Tell Festival.

New Glarus Centennial

Date: July 16 1945
Description: Part of the crowd celebrating the New Glarus Centennial. In the background is a monument in memory of the first settlers of the Swiss colony of New Glarus...

Zermatt, Switzerland

Date: 1895
Description: Houses by a stream in Zermatt, Switzerland. A woman is doing laundry (?) in the foreground.

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at: