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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.



New Projects

Black River book project
The Black River Area, a Gem of Sheboygan County”, is an endeavor, a new book, by James Schultz and Beth Dippel to capture the fascinating history of the people and places of Black River, which emerged while researching and compiling materials for the Black River Museum. If you wish to contribute ideas, please contact the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center at 920.467.4667. We’re looking for pictures and stories about life in Black River.

See more at Black River.

New Programs

Taproom History Returns

Taproom History continues on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Fat Cow & Eatery, Sheboygan Falls. The topic for this second program is Among the Badgers, Stories of Wisconsin with Steve Rogstad.

Free to everybody, and it’s $3.00 burger 🍔 night!


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 Books at SCHRC

Black Hawk Symposium Papers

If you missed the 2019 event, here is your chance to revisit those outstanding presentations. Each speaker has submitted a paper detailing their lectures. See more about the publication  –  Black Hawk – Dissolving Myths and Legends


Sheboygan County’s Unforgotten – Korean War Soldiers

This book remembers Sheboygan County’s casualties, its prisoners of war, those still missing, soldiers of the occupation and others whose stories have impacted their lives forever.

Available after July 10, 2020.

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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