Stories tagged: "history"


No, It’s Never Okay to Pretend You’re Indigenous

After a white Madisonian made headlines for moonlighting as a Native person, we hear from them and the tribe members hurt by their actions.

2011 Snowstorm
The 8 Biggest Snowstorms in Wisconsin History

Love it or hate it, snowstorms are an unavoidable part of Wisconsin life. Longtime residents know massive blizzards and heavy snow aren’t confined to the winter months; flakes routinely fly as early as October, and as late as May. 

Old World Wisconsin Sleigh Ride
Old World Wisconsin Provides a Historical ‘Home for the Holidays’

The spirit of Christmas past is found through settlement-era buildings relocated from throughout the state.

Wisconsin Historical Society
What Can Change in a Century? 20 Photos of Wisconsin from the ’20s.

Whether you were alive to see it, or just curious about our state's history-- here's a glimpse of what Wisconsin life looked like a century ago.

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The Biggest ‘Winner’ of the 2022 Midterms? Women.

Both Democrats and Republicans are celebrating historic victories for Latino women, LGBTQ+ women, and all women. Period.

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Pearl Harbor Through Wisconsin Eyes: Stories from the State’s 150 Survivors

Most of us weren't alive-- or old enough to remember-- December 7, 1941. So we rely on the recollections of the 150 Wisconsin soldiers who witnessed the infamy firsthand.

Quiz: What Do You Know About the History of Voting in the US?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about voting in the United States and its history.