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Lincoln Among the Badgers

Title: Lincoln 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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Closed for Archiving

SCHRC will be closed from Monday, February 15, 2021 through Monday, March 1, 2021 for Archiving. We close twice each year in order to process the collection material that is donated to SCHRC.

What’s New

Second Saturdays Rescheduled

February’s SS, Wisconsin on the Air with Jack Mitchell, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:30am at the Plymouth Arts Center.

Celebrating Local History

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church.

This is the first Greek church in Wisconsin. It is one of only two Greek Orthodox churches in America still housed in its original building. The church had its beginnings when the Greek Orthodox community in Sheboygan organized and conducted services in a garage on South Eighth Street. In 1902 they made arrangements for a traveling priest to hold services in Sheboygan on a regular basis. In 1904 a committee was formed to raise money to build a church. They voted to name their congregation “St. Spyridon” in honor of the miracle worker saint. The church, located at 1427 South Tenth Street, was completed in 1906, minus the bell tower. It would be added in 1916. Reverend Nicolas Velonis was the first priest. The congregation reached a peak of one thousand members before World War I. Vasiles Adamopoulos, a respected businessman, was instrumental in getting a bell for the church. When the bell came on February 24, 1917, he became ill and predicted that the bell would ring first for him. Nine days later he died and the bell was first used at his funeral.

Spotlight

History of Hingham, Wisconsin
Now Available

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The second edition of The History of Hingham is now available at the Research Center. The book is 345 pages with over 270 photographs, many historic images never before seen.  The authors have added 20 biographies including Hingham’s Renaissance Man–preacher, architect, musician, artist, mechanic and wood carver–the first Swart! A Canadian soldier testifies to Jack Loomis’ bravery in WWI. Learn about the “Hingham Boys Company” during the Civil War. Dynamite Bill’s explosion in town is discussed. There are boyhood memories of Joe Dolfin and Jeff Vaughan. And we talk about the giant hand-stitched Civil War-era flag that flew over the schoolhouse and much, much more.

By Don Williams, Steven Shaver and John Swart

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

Katie,
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
MICHIGAN HISTORY Magazine
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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