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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.
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Stay Connected with Education

Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students
The Society Education team develops publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day
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Wisconsin Historical Eras and Themes

Need a quick overview of our state's historical era and themes? Check this out.
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Schedule an Archaeology Lecture or Classroom Presentation

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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About the Local Area Research Center Network

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
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Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley

Discover the history of Arthur Davidson and Bill Harley, the boys who built the world's most famous motorcycle company
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Mildred Fish-Harnack

Historian, Activist and Author
Discover the history of historian, activist and author Mildred Fish-Harnack.
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Joshua Glover

The Man who Made a New Life for Himself
Discover the history of Joshua Glover, who escaped slavery and made a new life for himself.
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Father James Groppi

Discover the history of Father James Groppi, the Catholic priest who led fought for justice in Milwaukee's Inner Core.
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Cordelia Harvey

The Wisconsin Angel
Discover the history of Cordelia Harvey, the "Wisconsin Angel."
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Belle Case La Follette

Discover the history of Belle Case La Follete, women's suffrage activist and wife of Bob La Follette.
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Aldo Leopold

Discover the history of ecologist and University of Wisconsin professor Aldo Leopold
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Chief Oshkosh

Discover the history of Oshkosh, chief of the Menominee Nation.
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Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Doctor Kate Pelham Newcomb, founder of the Million Penny Parade.
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Vel Phillips

Discover the story of Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to become a judge in Wisconsin.
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Margarethe Schurze

America's First Kindergarten Teacher
Discover the history of Margethe Schurze, who created the United States' first kindergarten.
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Understanding Bias

A Classroom Resource for grades 6-8
Students use political cartoons of the past to understand bias in the media
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Getting the Message: How Governments Use Public Information Posters to Inform and Inspire

A Classroom Tie-in to the BIG History is Happening project
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Wisconsin State Symbols

Learn about Wisconsin state symbols

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