Men and women gathered outside of the Wade House

Wade House Mini Tour

Wisconsin 101 is partnering with the Wade House to highlight the favorite objects of elementary students who visit. Find out more about our favorite things and explore ways to use them in the classroom.

See if you can spot all of these objects during your visit!

Explore Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects

Learn about objects in Wisconsin's history

The objects and stories featured on Wisconsin 101 cut across the diverse regional, cultural, economic, and political differences of our state, providing a rich sense of our shared heritage.

a photograph showing a women cloth against a beaver cloth with beads beside

Explore stories by subject

What unexpected histories can you discover behind ordinary objects in your day-to-day life?

An Ojibwe man and woman on a boat in a marsh harvesting wild rice in 1966 near Ashland, WI

Write your own story

Everyone is invited to participate in building this interactive, public resource for exploring Wisconsin’s history and geography. Please share your story!

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