Announcements

Online Store
to open April, 2018


Received the Stevens Point
Brewery Archive Donation



Collections

Collections held by the Society that can be viewed at our museum sites.

Photo Galleries

Photo samplings of various topics.

Barns of
Portage County

Photographing all the barns of Portage County Project.

Submissions

Consider donating your photos, family histories, diaries, and other historic material.

Maps

Maps 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.

Learn More

Learn more about the Historical Society; its ongoing "Educational Programs" and "Projects". You can also "Search Our site" for specific information and download our brochure.

Visit our Museums

Beth Israel Synagogue   ⇓


Geotag information GEO: 44.5204, -89.5837

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.

Fire House No. 2   ⇓


Geotag information GEO: 44.5169, -89.5773

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

Heritage Park   ⇓


Geotag information GEO: 44.456624, -89.540563

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.

Rising Star Mill   ⇓


Geotag information GEO: 44.4942, -89.3109

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.

Schedules


Business meetings are held at the Synagogue Museum, 6:30PM,
the 2nd Wednesday of each month
except December.


Scarabocchio Art Museum
WWI display, Monday - Thursday
now until March 18, 2018.
Contact
Scarabocchio Art Museum
for more information


History Day
March 1, 2018 at UWSP.


Hie Corner School Half Day
April 16 through May 11, 2018.


Annual Meeting
April 18, 2018 6:30PM at the
Stevens Point Library’s
Pinery Room starting at 6:30.
Guess speaker: Leslie Bellais: “Wisconsin: The Traitor State”.


Cultural Fest
May 12, 2018 at SPASH.


Rising Star Mill
Annual Art Show and Sale 2018

May 26, Saturday, 10am to 5pm
May 27, Sunday, 10am to 4pm


Walking Tour
"Murder on Main Street"
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, 6:30PM
Meet at the Courthouse parking lot, Church St. by Civil War Memorial.
Murder on Main Street - Video


Synagogue
Open Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM
Memorial Day thru Labor Day


Heritage Park
Open Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM
Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Heritage Days: June 16 & 17, 2018


Fire House No. 2
Open Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM
Memorial Day thru Labor Day


Rising Star Mill
Open Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM
Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Annual Art Show and Sale 2018
May 26, Saturday, 10am to 5pm
May 27, Sunday, 10am to 4pm



Directions
to Museums