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To the Hills and Lakes
The Story of the Streetcar and Interurban Lines in Sheboygan County

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Another great book written
by Peter J. Fetterer,
this publication is a chronicle of the growth and expansion of the streetcar and interurban lines
from the city of Sheboygan west as far as Elkhart and Crystal Lakes.


Lincoln Among the Badgers

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The Research Center has a busy program schedule set for the next few months. Check back regularly for any updates or schedule changes.

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John Eastberg Returns

Milwaukee Craftsmen
Cyril Colnik and George Mann Niedecken

John will explore the lives of two Milwaukee craftsmen—Cyril Colnik, Milwaukee’s famous Wrought Iron Metalsmith and George Mann Niedecken, a Milwaukee interior architect who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Milwaukee’s famed wrought iron metalsmith, Cyril Colnik, elevated many of Milwaukee’s grandest homes and public buildings with his intricate designs. Explore through dozens of photographs how his work impacted both Milwaukee’s past and present.






From now until December 31, 2021, the Research Center is offering a special NEW membership invitation to our Facebook followers. Join at the $50.00 level and you will receive the Center’s great ceramic coffee mug, PLUS the brand new Book bag! Both proudly display the Center’s name and logo.

This would make a splendid gift for someone who enjoys history or is an avid reader! PLUS, you are giving the gift of membership in an organization that preserves your local history. It’s a double-benefit for any person that takes advantage of this offer – whether it’s for you or someone else.

We would like to attract 25 new members with this great offer! Help us do it! You can purchase this deal at our website: – or at the Center.
(Here’s another idea: if you purchase this offer at the Center’s bookstore, why not buy a book and put it in the bag?

Happy Holidays!

A Hidden Gem

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is a hidden gem saving resources that would have otherwise been lost. A collaborative effort lasting nearly thirty years, the Research Center works with everyone to collect and share information.

Marge Jagler
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Research Success Stories

Thank you so much for your dedication and quick service! My family is forever grateful you helped us find my grandmother’s family.

Casey F.
Plymouth, WI

Many thanks for the amazing response to my request for information about Edward F. Zinns and his Milwaukee Graphite Company. For a quarter-century I was Head of Reference at the State Archives of Michigan, so I know good public service when I see it. Thanks for monitoring your business email after-hours. Given the caliber of the service you provide, I am not surprised. Your outstanding work on my behalf needs to be rewarded, and I would like to show my gratitude with a donation to your institution.

Le Roy G. Barnett, PhD
Contributing Editor
Historical Society of Michigan

Our Collections

The collection at the Historical Research Center contains more than 1,000,000 documents and more than 500,000 images.

The collection is comprised of things like scrapbooks, research books on genealogical topics and history, school yearbooks, State of Wisconsin blue books, church histories and anniversary books, tax records, diaries and biographies, local history books written by local authors about many of Sheboygan County’s villages, Garton Toy catalogs, Phoenix Chair and other furniture company catalogs and Sheboygan Press newspapers.

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