2020 Annual Campaign Progress 79%


SCHRC ‘s 2020 Annual Campaign is underway.

This is an exciting time to be associated with the Research Center, and your financial support at this crucial time permits the Center to manage and care for the massive-size collections of documents, maps, photographs, newspapers, and books that chronicle the history of your Sheboygan County. It is your support that allows community outreach programs like Second Saturdays, History on the Move, Annual History Symposium, Genealogy Seminar, Lincoln Seminar, and the annual Bus Trip to attract new members by telling stories and spreading the word that learning history is fun and needed now more than ever!

If you haven’t yet made your donation, now’s the time.  We need you to send SCHRC’s campaign over the top.  Your donation makes all the difference. You save history. You bring great programs to the public. You are the reason SCHRC is the best archive around.



Our Mission

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center serves the public by collecting, preserving and making available the written documentation and images of Sheboygan County.

SCHRC is right here in your backyard. Your participation and support in collecting history enriches and transforms lives through hands-on access to everyone’s history.

What’s New

Among the Badgers

Title: Among the Badgers: Rediscovering Sites Associated with Abraham and Mary Lincoln in Wisconsin.
Author: Steven K. Rogstad
Publisher: Mill House Press (2020)

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This study represents the first scholarly treatment of the visits Abraham and Mary Lincoln made to the Badger State. Although they collectively visited Wisconsin five times, they traveled into the state at different times and never together. Abraham Lincoln entered the state’s borders for the first time in 1832 during his military service in the Black Hawk War, returning in 1859 to make speeches in Milwaukee, Beloit, and Janesville. Mary traveled toured northern Wisconsin and Racine in 1867, returning five years later to take advantage of the healing waters of Waukesha.

For more information, click this link Among the Badgers.


Newsletter Glitch

We have experienced a database error with our August 2020 newsletter list.  If you don’t receive your member copy, please call SCHRC at 920.467.4667 to request a copy or download here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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 Story

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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