History

In the early 1950s, the Walt Disney Company moved beyond animated cartoons to nature films. It was at that point Madison became part of nature film history.
Women vying for public office made historic waves across the United States in the 2018 midterm elections. Wisconsin, however, didn’t quite follow that national trend.
WisContext 's in-depth looks at a variety of demographic, economic, environmental and policymaking issues in 2018 spanned the state.
One Wisconsin Christmas story that stands out is an early 20th Century shipwreck that serves as a reminder of the often-dangerous conditions faced by those who have plied the Great Lakes' waters.
Seasonal workers who traveled from Mexico, and Texas-born people of Mexican descent, known as Tejanos, became a crucial part of Wisconsin's agricultural workforce during and after World War II.
World War I was a defining moment for the United States. Soldiers shipped out to the Western Front, many more people took on unconventional roles at home, and Americans across the board were forced to make compromises in daily life.
Wisconsin may be known as the Dairy State, but its status as a bastion of beer is just as legendary.
During World War I, civic life in the United States often centered around what civilians could do to help the war effort.
School-lunch programs have developed over the course of many decades, and their specific shape and intentions have not always been a matter of political consensus.
The length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking, records and interviews show.