Explore the Stories that Made Wisconsin!
The Wisconsin Historical Museum shares the stories behind Wisconsin’s heritage through exhibits featuring Native Nations and Tribes, the immigrant experience, frontier life, agriculture, industry, politics, and much, much more.
Featuring both permanent and special temporary exhibits, showcasing many fascinating historical items, and having a wonderful selection of gifts for sale, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is a wonderful place to explore on the Madison’s Capitol Square!
Special Temporary Exhibits
Hmong In Wisconsin
The Hmong came to the United States as refugees starting in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these families found homes in Wisconsin.
Check out some of our favorite images from the thousands in the Wisconsin Historical Society’s archives.
Learn with the Wisconsin Historical Society
Virtual and In-person Programs
Get ready to give your young learners the best field trip memory of the year. WHS is excited to bring back our popular sensory-rich, wonder-filled, on-site Field Trips at our historic sites and museums. We are also continuing our live, interactive online programs to bring creativity, critical thinking, and empowered storytelling into your classroom!