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Brown paperback front cover of "The Prairie Traveler" with vintage looking black font and black and white geometric border design.

The Prairie Traveler

The best-selling handbook for America's pioneers, first published in 1859. A fascinating look into the strenuous and hazardous life faced by pioneers and prairie travelers.
Book cover of "Following My Spirit Home" by Sam Zimmerman with artistic rendering of two birds at sunset on the left and the title on the right.

Following My Spirit Home: A Collection of Paintings and Stories

Artist Sam Zimmerman / Zhaawanoogiizhik explores nature, family, and Ojibwe culture through his painting, personal stories and stories handed down through generations.
Book cover of "100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die" with title in bold white font on red background.

100 Things to do in Wisconsin Before You Die

100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die is a comprehensive guide to all the must-see, must-taste, and must-do activities for the whole family. Start planning your next adventure today!
"Dead Leaves" candle with product positioned on hay with dried corn in background, a fall setting.

Dead Leaves Candle

An essential candle for autumn with haunting scents of cedar, apple, and clove.
"Pumpkin Smash" candle with product positioned on hay with dried corn in background, a fall setting.

Pumpkin Smash Candle

On a crisp day in autumn, golden maple leaves flutter to the ground, and scents of caramel and pumpkin drift in the cool breeze. Can you think of anything more perfect?
"Campfire Creep" candle with product positioned on hay with dried corn in background, a fall setting.

Campfire Creep Candle

The wind rustles the bare trees. The owl's call echoes. Cozy up to a crackling campfire to stay warm and toasty on spooky fall nights. Notes of firewood and sandalwood in this soft, woodsy scent.
Behind the Brew Belgian Beer Glass displayed with clear glass and blue graphics on showing symbols for water, wheat, hops, and yeast. The words Behind the Brew with Old World Wisconsin below.

Behind the Brew Belgian Beer Glass

Belgian style beer glass from Old World Wisconsin's historic brewhouse. Pour and serve your favorite brews! 13 ounces.
Behind the Brew Men's Shirt in charcoal grey dispalying tan symbols for water, wheat, hops, and yeast. Below the symbols includes words Behind the Brew, and Old World Wisconsin.

Behind the Brew T-Shirt

Straight from Old World Wisconsin's historic brewery experience. Tap into Wisconsin's brewing history!
Four circular leather coasters, orange. with embosed text and imagery related to beer: barley, water, hops, yeast.

Barley. Water. Hops. Yeast. Embossed Leather Coasters. Set of Four.

Four leather coasters inspired by Old World Wisconsin's Brewhouse Experience. Embossed on both sides.
Gray stoneware coffee mug with blue line-drawing design of bumble bee in flight.

Bumble Bee Cafe Mug | Made in Wisconsin

Handcrafted stoneware bumble bee from Rowe Pottery. Gray speckle with indigo blue design.
Stoneware jar with gray speckle glaze and blue bumble bee design on side.

Bumble Bee Utensil Jar from Rowe Pottery | Made in Wisconsin

Handcrafted, decorative, and practical. Gray speckle glaze and blue bumble bee design.
Brown, stoneware honey pot with cover and wooden honey dipper resting on burlap. Blue cursive font says "Honey" on the side.

Ash Glaze Honey Pot from Rowe Pottery | Made in Wisconsin

Handcrafted honey pot from Rowe Pottery to store your favorite sweet substance! Brown "ash glaze" with blue design.
Flavor of Wisconsin book cover featuring various foods and black and white image of woman cooking

Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State | Paperback

Much more than a cookbook! This paperback edition makes this seminal work accessible for a new generation of foodies, home cooks, and history lovers. 450 recipes.

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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Sand and Fire book cover featuring an aerial photograph of the pine barrens landscape beneath a gray sky with the title large and bold along with the authors name in red, green, and tan colorings.

Sand and Fire: Exploring a Rare Pine Barrens Landscape

A multilayered story about the impact of people on the vulnerable landscape of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area. Told in memoir style. Color photographs.

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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	Book cover of "Obreros Unidos" with full page black and white picture of picketing farm workers and close-up of Jesus Salas in the foreground, microphone in hand. Title of the book in bold red font at the top.

Obreros Unidos: The Roots and Legacy of the Farmworkers Union

A first-hand narrative of the fight for farmworkers' rights from celebrated labor leader, Jesus Salas. Young leaders founded Obreros Unidos (Workers United) to fight for fairness and respect, and to provide services to migrant families.

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Picture of Daredevil Fleece Throw Blanket

Daredevil Fleece Throw Blanket

Bring the thrills of circus daredevils into your bedroom! Inspired by the most famous circus heroes in history, the Daredevil collection is perfect for aspiring daredevils with over-sized dreams of adventure.
White throw blanket with red illustration print of ringmaster jacket and top hat.

Ringmaster Fleece Throw Blanket

This vibrant fleece throw is inspired by the circus ring master’s coat tails, top hats, and royal colors.
Prairie Life fleece throw blanket with green and mauve plaid pattern.

Prairie Life Fleece Throw Blanket

Bring the rustic charm and timeless beauty of early American prairie life into your home. Floral design inpired by the rich heritage of the Old World Wisconsin museum.
Book cover of "Walking Milwaukee" with a color photo of a river dividing an urban scene with tall buildings on each bank. Blue sky in the background. Title in large font at the top.

Walking Milwaukee

Walking Milwaukee leads readers through some of the city’s most interesting, scenic, and historic places.
Book cover of "Germans in Milwaukee" with six black and white images of historic Milwaukee and Milwaukeans. Square white label in the middle with the title in bold font.

Germans in Milwaukee: A Neighborhood History

Compiling more than 1,200 interviews, authors Jill Florence Lackey and Richard Petrie share ground-level perspectives of the lasting German influence on the Cream City.
Book cover of "History Lover's Guide to Milwaukee" with four photos of historic buildings of Milwaukee and the title in large white font. One of the buildings is the Milwaukee Art Museum.

History Lover's Guide to Milwaukee

Leading readers on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood tour, author and Milwaukee native Jim Nelsen pinpoints the fascinating historic locations of the Cream City.
Native Plant Gardening

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Upper Midwest

This guide will help you steward a perfect habitat that attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. Start planning your new landscape today!
A tan colored tote bag with matching handles.  The illustrated image on the tote shows a big black tree, brown colored grass with white and black mushrooms, outlines of mountains in the skyline, and dotted lines indicating clouds. The text is in black vintage bubble letters and reads "Befriend Nature".

Befriend Nature Tote

Show your support for our planet with our custom Befriend Nature tote bag made with ultra strong hemp material! WHS custom design with a design from our historic image collection.
$28.95 $21.71
Five Ojibwe legend dreamcatchers each with different design, colors, and feathers. Each has a suede hanging loop on top and feathers dangling on the bottom.

Ojibwe Dreamcatcher (8")

Back in stock with fresh design elements! -- Hand made by a member of a federally recognized tribe of the U.S. Choose "Natural" or "Colorful," and we will do our best to fill your order accordingly based on availability. Colors and styles vary.
Rectangular zipper wallet with colorful, geometric Frank Lloyd Wright design.

Frank Lloyd Wright Avery Coonley Playhouse RFID Zipper Wallet

Modern art coupled with practical and easy functionality. Faux leather exterior. Accordian interior.
Small zipper wallet with three side pockes for credit cards. Metal key chain attached to corner. Colorful and geometric circles design by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright Avery Coonley Playhouse Key Chain Wallet

Modern art coupled with practical and easy functionality. Faux leather exterior with three card slots, side pocket, and zippered center pocket.
Rectangular zipper wallet with colorful, geometric Frank Lloyd Wright design.

Frank Lloyd Wright Avery Coonley Playhouse Bifold Wallet

Stay organized with 8 interior card slots, several slip pockets, and a zippered interior compartment. Faux leather exterior.
Human hand, palm up, holding a blue, fuzzy, feathery bluebird finger puppet.

Mini Bluebird Finger Puppet

A symbolic harbinger of happiness, the mini bluebird finger puppet will surely be a delightful addition to anyone's collection.
Grey coyote hand puppet in alert, seated position with fuzzy gray fur, black nose, black eyes, and gray tail with black tip.

Coyote Hand Puppet

The coyote hand puppet is ready for wily adventures. Movable mouth and forelegs in the iconic coyote pose.
Brown river otter hand puppet with black webbed feet, light brown cheeks, a black nose, little black ears, pink tongue, and wiskers.

River Otter Hand Puppet

This two-handed puppet features chestnut fur, whiskers, and detailed webbing on his leathery feet.
Headshot of genealogist Julie Miller with text promoting webinar on 10/7/2023.

Genealogical Research Methodology Workshop

Join Julie Miller, a nationally-known genealogy speaker and researcher, on a journey through unique sources and methods for genealogical research. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.
Head shot of genealogist Margaret Fortier with text promoting webinar on Oct. 28, 2023.

French Canadian Genealogy Workshop

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society and Margaret Fortier, board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, as we share best strategies to discover your French Canadian ancestors. Webinar. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023.
Everything you need to safely clean and help preserve up to 12 gravestones.