Resources for Educators
The Portage County Historical Society offers a number of resources-- from worksheets and Powerpoints to semi-portable traveling trunks and our one room schoolhouse experience to help bring history to life.
These resources were developed with funding from a grant awarded by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
Then and Now Photos
This PowerPoint uses images from the Portage County Historical Society collections housed at the UWSP Archives, as well as Google Street View, to show students how Portage County has changed over time.
Hands On Learning
The Portage County Historical Society has curated three traveling trunks which can be lent out to local educators. These trunks are full of historical and reproduction artifacts to supplement your local history lessons. We currently offer three themed trunks, with each one including images and stories relating the topic to Portage County. These themes are Turn of the Century Life, Farming, and Early Education.