The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center (SCHRC), located in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, specializes in the preservation and storage of written records of all of Sheboygan County and the surrounding area.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday - 9:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday - Closed
March 11, 2017 - The Abraham Lincoln Nobody Knows
This lecture identifies a few areas of his life that continue to baffle historians and encourage speculation. Lincoln was a man who wanted to be remembered, but did not wish to be known.
518 Water Street
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Sheboygan, once a City of Elms - For the first half of the 20th century the mighty American elm dominated urban landscapes. Treasured for its v-shaped canopy, a mature elm often soared to 100 feet in height with a trunk that exceeded ten feet in diameter. In many cities the graceful trees arched over streets creating scenic tunnels of shade. Sixth and Seventh Streets in Sheboygan, just north of downtown, were particularly beautiful neighborhoods. But, by the 1950s those beauties began to die from a fungus carried by insects. Read the story here.
Center above: A brochure from 1948 advertising the city of Sheboygan, named the City of Elms. At right, City of Sheboygan maintenance worker spraying American Elm trees with DDT to kill the European elm bark beetle. 1963. Sheboygan Press image.
Closed Monday, February 20, 2017 through Monday, March 6, 2017 for archiving.