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Monday, August 15, 2022 through Friday, August 26, 2022


Special Event

The Tao of the Badger, A Conversation with author Rick Kroos
Wednesday, September 7, 2022  –  1 pm – 2:30 pm

Jake’s – A Lakeland Community
529 Ontario Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Taproom History


Final Taproom History
August 18, 2022
Wisconsin’s Gangster Past with Chad Lewis

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Sponsored by Van Horn Automotive


Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turn WI into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.

Chad has authored over 20 books on the gangsters and the supernatural. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there! This will be a fun night.

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DNA 101 – A Seminar for Beginners

This 3.5 hour seminar will introduce newbies or those who need help to the fun of DNA testing for genealogy. Dana Kelly, Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin will present the following topics.

1. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy – Understanding Your Match List
2. Applying DNA – Cousin Matching
3. Ethnicity Estimate
4. Company & Test Comparisons – Do you choose Ancestry, 23 and Me or others?

Bring your own test results if you need help with interpretation.

Doors open at 8:15 am. Coffee, juice, water and snacks will be available. The Plymouth Arts Center is fully handicapped accessible.


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2022 SCHRC History Symposium


Saturday, November 5, 2022,
9 am – 3 pm

Plymouth Arts Center

This year’s theme is Lake Michigan scholarship. It is an eclectic offering of subjects with outstanding speakers. This all-star line-up is as follows:

Theodore Karamanski – Mastering the Inland Seas: How Lighthouses, Navigational Aids, and Harbors Transformed the Great Lakes
Patrick Jung – Charting the Inland Seas: French Exploration and Mapping of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes, 1534-1675.
Brendon Baillod – The Sinking of the Lady Elgin
Todd Gordon – Chicago’s Eastland Disaster

Go to 2022 Symposium for more info.

Tickets  –  $40 each or $60 per family


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

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
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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