Events, Programs, & Tours

Learn about Portage County's History through a unique experience! We offer various fun and interesting opportunities to interact with our history at our sites and around the county.

Tours

Historic Downtown Stevens Point Walking Tour

This one hour tour begins and ends at the Stevens Point Area Convention and Vistors Bureau Every Monday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Learn about the people, architecture and events that shaped the city. If you'd like to take this tour on a different date/time and have a group of at least 8 people, email jharry@pchswi.org to make arrarangements.

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History Pub Crawl

This tour will take you to three Downtown Stevens Point establishments to learn about the tavern culture of years gone by, while also enjoying a complimentary adult beverage. Stops on this year's tour include Guu's on Main, Joe's Bar, and the Brick Hause.

This tour is for 21+ attendees only.

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Point Brewery History Tour

Learn about the history of the nation's second oldest continuously operating brewery as you tour the brewery itself! See parts of the brewery not on the regular tour! Includes complimentary Point Beer and Soda samples and a free history gift.

 

This tour is for 21+ attendees only. As the brewery is a operational facility, close toed shoes are required and certain areas may be noisy. Climbing stairs is also required for this tour. 

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Talking Points
Historical Education Programming Series

Every month, discover a new perspective on Portage County's history through our Talking Points Historical Education Programming Series. This series, provided free to the public by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, looks to tell the impactful and diverse stories of this place we call home.

Up Next:

Open to All: A History of Stevens Point's Libraries

June 28, 2022

The Pineries Room at the Portage County Library's Stevens Point Branch

6:00 p.m.

This talk, given by storyteller, writer, and Stevens Point native Chelsey Pfiffner, will cover the rise of the library in Stevens Point. From the library's humble beginnings at the Old White School House to the lost Carnegie Library to the more modern library history, this presentation will celebrate the Portage County Library System, itself recognizing its 40th year in 2022.

Heritage Days
Music and History Festival
June 18 & 19
Heritage Park, Plover
Presented by Heartland Custom Homes

 

Heritage Days returns after a two year hiatus! We're excited to welcome you back for a packed weekend of music and history! We're grateful for the support from our sponsors, Heartland Custom Homes, Point Brewery, and Rockman's Catering. See below for a complete schedule of the weekend's events. FREE ADMISSION!

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