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.

This website is funded by Kohler Co.
and the Perry Foundation.


Final Second Saturdays of the Season

Dave Desimone, Director of Black Point Estate and Gardens will introduce us to the newest WHS site overlooking Geneva Lake. The estate was the summer home for Chicago business mogul Conrad Seipp and four generations of his descendants. To tour Black Point Estate & Gardens, visitors travel by boat from Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva. It is a new and unique historical experience you won’t want to miss.

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

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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