One of Wisconsin’s most avid collectors, Frank Duchateau donated his trove of over 12,000 artifacts to the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.
French cartography and navigation equipment paved the way for a new era of colonial expansion via the Great Lakes, transforming the cultural and political landscapes of the Upper Midwest.
Established in the 1680s, the fort at Green Bay played a crucial role in establishing French control over the upper Great Lakes region.
The mid-eighteenth century equivalent of today’s GPS, this sundial compass would have guided French officers along maritime highways stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the southern end of Lake Michigan.
In 1970 Wisconsin pickle farmers hired 1,000 fewer migrant laborers to work the cucumber fields than the year before. What had changed?
After WWII, Wisconsin’s migrant laborers shifted from mostly single men to mostly families, and new state laws tried to keep up with the change.