Tag: artifacts

The art of rosemaling

This exhibit was created in collaboration with Emily Nelson, an undergraduate History major at UW-Madison graduating in May 2015. She’s volunteering with Recollection Wisconsin in order to gain experience in historical writing and social media. […] 

Tumblr top three: November 2013

Counting down the most-liked and most-shared posts on our Tumblr blog, Wisco Histo, for the month of November. 3. Ojibwe basket collected in Wisconsin Dells November was Native American Heritage Month, so we used Tumblr to […] 

Bandolier bags

The beaded bandolier bag is a distinctive form created by American Indians in the Great Lakes and Plains regions beginning in the mid-19th century. These large, vividly colored and intricately beaded bags were a central […] 

Deer hunting

Our guest curator for this post is Beth A. Zinsli, a member of a large deer hunting clan from central Wisconsin. She was raised on venison, Colby cheese, and other typical Wisconsin fare. She is also […] 

Welsh in Wisconsin

The earliest immigrants from Wales to Wisconsin arrived in 1840, with peak immigration between about 1850 and 1860. To see more photos and documents related to the history of Welsh immigrants in Wisconsin, try searching our […]