University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Wisconsin State Historical Museum Mini Tour

Wisconsin 101 is partnering with the Wisconsin Historical Museum 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.

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Read histories related to those objects

Related histories contextualize objects within local history, regional historical trends, and even international change. What unexpected histories can you discover behind ordinary objects in your day-to-day life?

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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