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".

The Portage County Agricultural Museum project has begun! Thanks to many generous donors we have the funding to begin and complete the first stage of this important project. View some of the initial progress (13 photos).

Learn more about the Historical Society; its ongoing "Educational Programs"; and "Projects". You can also "Search Our site.

See our Map Page for directions to our sites. Our Map Collections can provide directions to: cemeteries, forgotten small communities, one-room school houses, and much more.

The Portage County Historical Society Website is hosted courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Archives & Area Research Center.

Dates to Remember

Annual Meeting
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 6:30PM.

One-room-school program April 11 through May 6

Saturday, May 7 -- Portage County Cultural Festival

June 18-19: Heritage Days

Saturday, June 18th: Bring Your Doll to a Tea Party.

Rising Star Mill Schedule