Mission Statement
"The purposes of this organization are exclusively educational and shall be to preserve, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the history of Portage County, Wisconsin."

In 1952, a group of Portage County residents banded together to see that the history of the county was preserved for future generations. Since then, the Portage County Historical Society has amassed a collection of over half a million documents and artifacts, plus four historic sites, that all tell different parts of our story.