Explore the History of Portage County, Wisconsin

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 on this website to "disseminate knowledge of the history of Portage County, Wisconsin".

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

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 Bairns Project

Begun in 2013, a dedicated group of people began photographing the barns of Portage County.

Dates to Remember

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

Over There
Portage County in the Great War
Building Support for the War
Through Music & Movies

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017,
5:00 - 7:00PM
Scarabacchio Art Museum

Beth Israel Synagogue

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

Firehouse No. 2

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

Heritage Park

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

Rising Star Mill

2017 Mill Schedule

Open House
Barns of Portage County Exhibit
The Hidden Studios Art Tour
October 6, 7 and 8, 2017.

Map to Museums