History Links, Dunn County Historical Society


Dunn County/Chippewa Valley
  • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
    The Mabel Tainter Memorial represents the best architectural and interior design of the grand era known as the Victorian Age. It was constructed as a tribute to young Mabel Tainter, a lover of music and the arts, who died in 1886 at the age of nineteen.

  • UW-Stout: A Rich History
    Links to many items about University of Wisconsin-Stout's history. Includes a biographical sketch of its founder, James Huff Stout and articles by the university archivist.
  • Colfax Railroad Museum
    The Colfax Railroad Museum currently has a growing collection of railroad equipment from railroads that serviced the western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota region.



Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Historical Society
    The Library Division contains approximately 3.4 million items relating to the history and prehistory of North America and serves as the American history library for UW-Madison. The Archives Division is a major repository for manuscript collections documenting Wisconsin and U.S. history and is the official archives for Wisconsin state and local government records. The holdings include paper records, photographs, films, maps, and other materials.

  • Wisconsin Heritage Online
    Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contributors.

  • Wisconsin Electronic Reader
    Brimming with primary source data on the history and culture of the state, the Electronic Reader is organized chronologically into thirteen sections covering selected years from 1835 to 1949. It contains such gems as full text of Reuben Gold Thwaites' History of the University of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's A Winter's Journey from Milwaukee to Green Bay, 1843, a chapter from John Muir's The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, and full text of Charles McCarthy's The Wisconsin Idea. Sections include early lumbering, women in Wisconsin, early Madison, and galleries of people, places, the University of Wisconsin, and other items.
  • Wisconsin's French Connections
    This site honors the memory and continued presence of French speaking people from many nations who, over the last 350 years, have helped make Wisconsin and the midwest United States what they are today. Today, from one end of Wisconsin to the other, French names remain as reminders of the people who passed through, and frequently remained.

  • Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
    Provides education about ancient cultures of the upper Mississippi River Valley, conducts research and exploration of archaeological sites and artifacts, preserves archaeological artifacts of ancient cultures which flourished within the upper Mississippi Valley, and provides a regional center to promote understanding of the prior inhabitants of this region.



Genealogy
  • Dunn County Wisconsin Genealogy
    A collection of genealogical information and resources for Dunn County. Its goal is to eventually include transcription of many public records, such as, census, marriage, and cemetery records and to provide a forum for sharing information.


Related to the Collection
  • The Miller/Offenhauser Historical Society
    The Miller/Offenhauser Historical Society was organized in 1999 to preserve and publicize the racing designs of Harry A. Miller, Fred Offenhauser, and Leo Goossen. Our goal is to discover, collect, and memorialize the history and products created by these individuals, from about 1917 to 1945.

  • The Harry A. Miller Club
    A club founded to honor the acheivements fo the distinguished engine and race car designer.


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Dunn County Historical Society
PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI   USA  54751
715-232-8685