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".

April 6, 1917, the U.S. enters World War 1. The Society has been working for over 18 months researching our archives, preparing new WWI books for publication, creating videos and museum displays. To kick off this historic 100th Anniversary, two talks will be given. They are free to the public! Of special interest will be our April 6, 2017, Annual Meeting held at the Sentry Theater.

The Portage County Agricultural Museum project's stage one is completed! Thanks to the many ongoing generous donations we have the funding to be almost at 50% of stage two completion.

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

Role of Film in Promoting War
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30PM at Lincoln Center. Leslie Debauche will be talking about the role of film in promoting the war and how they were played here.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016, 7:30PM.
Friday, April 14, 2017.
Synagogue, 1475 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI.

PCHS Annual Meeting April 6, 2017 at Sentry Theater
Business Meeting 6:15- 6:45PM
Program 7:00PM: “Over There”
Description of Events.