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:

Street Names of Stevens Point

July 21, 2022

Firehouse No. 2 - 1949 Strongs Avenue

6:00 p.m.

Learn about the people behind the street names in Stevens Point! This presentation by PCHS Executive Director John Harry will tell you about some of the people who made such an impact on Stevens Point, that they were honored with streets named after them. Owen Clark, A.G. Ellis, Carrie Frost, and more will be covered in this presentation which is sure to give more meaning to your daily commute!

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Live Music at Heritage Park
 

We're excited to welcome live, local music to Heritage Park this summer! Check out the lineup and dates below. All performances are rain or shine. If weather is inclement, performances will be moved inside of our agricultural barn museum space.

 

Snow on the Mountain

An old time folk duo that plays music that hearkens back to a bygone era, Snow on the Mountain will be playing banjo and fiddle music on September 3 at starting at noon. 

 

The Grenadiers

Local concert band The Grenadiers will help us kick off the 4th of July weekend on June 30 at 4 p.m. playing your favorite patriotic band music. Then they'll be back on August 18 at noon to play the music of WWII, a great compliment to our 2022 feature exhibit, Portage County & WWII!