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A guest plays with some tusks collections



Museum Collections

Explore over 110,000 historical objects and nearly 400,000 archaeological artifacts documenting the history of Wisconsin from prehistoric times to the present.

A pair of outfits on display

Online exhibits

Explore our online exhibits offer in-depth information on individual objects that you won't see in the Museum.

A mural from the museum is moved by collections staff

Curators favorites

Browse over 200 historical essays on selected artifacts from the Wisconsin Historical Museum. These objects were chosen by museum curators for the fascinating stories they tell about Wisconsin history.

A group photo included in the curator favorites collection