Wisconsin Historical Museum
Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, this museum has exhibits on three floors that explore Wisconsin as well as national history. The exhibits are divided into several areas: politics, frontier life, immigration, manufacturing and agriculture, and Native American cultures. Visitors will see the numerous artifacts on display, full-scale dioramas, a created ancient Native American house, audiovisuals, and interactive multimedia. The museum also features special seasonal and thematic displays, public programs and special tours, and a museum bookstore.
Backstory and Context
The archaeology collection features nationally significant stone and copper collections; culture and history focuses on arts, leisure, sports and recreation, and ethnic history; economic history centers on commerce, technology, agriculture, and industry; Native American ethnography contains everyday items (and religious objects) from cultures of the Upper Great Lakes and the rest of North America; and the social history focuses on home and family life and contains 20,000 items of clothing and other personal wear.