The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audio-visual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs.
Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected
Discover the diverse array of inventions, concepts and traditions that originated, in one way or another, in Wisconsin. Explore the authentic stories behind the inventions you know, and the surprising stories behind the innovations you might not expect.
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