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A Digital Museum Created By You

Wisconsin 101 is a statewide, collaborative project exploring Wisconsin’s diverse, interconnected histories through objects. Learn more.

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Propose an ObjectIs there an object connected to WI history that you would like to write a post about? Let us know!

Choose an Object: Interested in writing a post for us, but haven’t yet found the perfect object? Choose one from this list!

Write about an Object: Ready to start writing? Find instructions and inspiration for your post.

New Videos On Wi101

The World’s Largest Six-Pack and a La Crosse Brewing Tradition

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The Two-Sided Spork and the Door County Fish Boil

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The Lapham Peak Observation Tower and the Founding of the Weather Bureau

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Find out a bit more about the docents’ favorite objects at Old World Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Historical Museum & download lesson plans for your favorite museums around the state.

Mini tours     Lesson plans

In the World & On the Map


“Teaching first-year students Wisconsin history through and with objects allowed for a deep and collaborative investigation of location, identity, and primary source research.”

— Krista Grensavitch, Instructor, UW-Milwaukee

More teacher resources here.