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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.

Good Reads with Steve

Something new from the Research Center. Steve is talking good books. Take a look at this outstanding video. Also, available on Facebook.

New Programs

Taproom History Returns

SCHRC’s 2nd year of Taproom History starts Thursday, June 18, 2020, 6:30pm at the Fat Cow in Sheboygan Falls! Noted author Chad Lewis coming from Eau Claire to give a fun and interesting program! Free to everybody, and it’s $3.00 burger 🍔 night!

Wisconsin UFO Lore

Join Chad Lewis – It has been noted, now that so many people have high-definition video cameras in their pockets at all times, that UFO evidence hasn’t really skyrocketed. One would imagine that the sightings that used to be so vividly described would now be accompanied by crisp, clean video evidence, but this hasn’t been the case. Some people feel that this dearth of proof is actually proof of the nonexistence of extraterrestrial visitors, at least in the classic flying-disc form.

For more info, click here Taproom History.


Open again June 9th

Hi Folks,
The Research Center will be open for business again beginning Tuesday, June 9th at 9:00am.  See you then.

Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer are available to researchers.  If you are ill or have been in contact with someone who has been ill, please visit at a later date.  If you are uncomfortable with our space, please visit at a later date or call or email for help.

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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