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Found in Wisconsin is a searchable index of bibliographic records to digital collections hosted by over 500 libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, schools, and various cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search or browse the 1,200+ index for links into websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written documents, maps, newspapers, cemetery indices, and much more.

Any size collection, any platform including Flickr and Facebook, ResCarta or CONTENTdm; if it's a digital collection about Wisconsin, it's included in Found in Wisconsin! Maintained by the Department of Public Instruction's Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning.

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View Resource Hawks Inn History

The Hawks Inn is a great place to learn more about the history of Delafield, established way back in 1843. Perhaps Delafield's most famous settler was Nelson Hawks, who built a three story inn as a stage coach stop in 1846. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, the Hawks Inn still stands today as an educational museum. Mr. Hawks named this little settlement Delafield and this...
View Resource Circus World Museum: Image Collection

The "Random Images" Collection from Circus World Museum in Baraboo includes digitized photographs of performers, animals, clowns, advertisements, Circus World memorabilia, artifacts, performances, posters, and Circus wagons. This feature allows users to browse through the museum's large collection of images without prior knowledge of specific search terms! These images may also found through...
View Resource Ten Chimneys Foundation: Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database

Ten Chimneys, a National Historic Landmark, was the country estate created by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, widely considered the greatest acting team in the history of American theatre. Ten Chimneys, with its main house, Swedish cottage, pleasure follies and agricultural outbuildings, consists of nine historic structures and sixty acres of grounds and gardens. Ten Chimneys' diverse collection...
View Resource Milwaukee Public Museum: Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database

The Milwaukee Public Museum History Section curates the cultures of Europe, United States and Asia with a focus on decorative arts, and many other areas. Truly a public museum, many of the MPM?s collections have been donated by the people of Milwaukee and other Wisconsin communities. Here, a small group of decorative objects, including vases, dinnerware, and miscellaneous items are shown, e...
View Resource Old Abe, Wisconsin's Civil War Eagle

This collection of 75 photos helps tell the story of Old Abe, a tame bald eagle who was the mascot of the 8th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War and became a living symbol of the Union at war. Old Abe spent his postwar years living at the state Capitol, attending political rallies and being displayed at charity fundraisers.

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