Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in April, 2006. Open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Besides displaying religious artifacts, we also have a Society Book Store located in the front of the building. Visit our Synagogue page. Special tours can be arranged by calling 715-600-4930 or contacting us.
to open April, 2018
Received the Stevens Point
Brewery Archive Donation
CollectionsCollections held by the Society that can be viewed at our museum sites.
Photo GalleriesPhoto samplings of various topics.
Photographing all the barns of Portage County Project.
SubmissionsConsider donating your photos, family histories, diaries, and other historic material.
MapsMaps to our sites, small communities, cemeteries, schools, churches and more.
Portage County Historical Society
The Society, located in Central Wisconsin, currently operates four museums; publishes local history books; and maintains a large archives housed at the University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point's Archive Center. In addition, we maintain the Malcolm Rosholt Online Archives, Military History, Circus History, Military History, RR History, Photo Gallery, Collections and more on this website to achieve our stated goals.
Visit our Museums
Open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. This is the oldest surviving municipal building in Stevens Point. The Society acquired this building in April 2006. This building will house our large collection of fire fighting equipment. Visit our Fire House Page. Special tours can be arranged by calling 715-600-4930 or contacting us
Located on the corner of Willow and Washington Street in Plover (next to RR tracks and east of Bus. Hwy 51) this park is open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Special tours can be arranged by calling 715-600-4930 or contacting us. Currently, 10 buildings (oldest ca 1851) and a caboose depict life in Portage County. The Church Museum also houses an historic display. Visit our Heritage Park Page.
Placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2018. Located in Nelsonville WI, the Mill hosts several music concerts each year. All profits generated are applied to the restoration and maintenance of the Rising Star Mill. The Mill is available to rent for meetings and other activities. Visit our Rising Star Mill Page.
The Portage County Agricultural Museum project is completed! Thanks to the many ongoing generous monetary donations and in-kind donations we have been able to complete is project on time and under budget. A special thanks to the Chairman of this project, Jim Abbrederis, for many hours of work he personally put into this project.
Portage County Barn Project has been completed! Plus UW-Stevens Point Department of Geography and Geology's GIS Center has produced an interactive map displaying all 1,500 plus barns. Read how the Barn Project originated and was carried out.