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Relevance & Resurrection
Revivalism for New Explorations
Into Midwest History

2021 History Symposium

Saturday, November 6, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Plymouth Arts Center


– REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Outstanding topics and great speakers. Don’t miss some of the newest history research in the Midwest. Saturday, November 6th at the Plymouth Arts Center. Go to to register. You can also download a full brochure at

The 2021 History Symposium brings together four scholars to discuss their research.
This eclectic assortment of topics include a discussion of the Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin as a case study, controversies concerning the navigational development of the Great Lakes, Political Progressivism in the 1980s, and Wisconsin Native American effigy mounds.

Dr. Theodore J. Karamanski – “The 19th Century Battle Over Great Lakes Infrastructure”

Dr. Michael D. Jacobs – “The Ku Klux Klan and Its Targets in the East North Central Division of the Midwest.”

Dr. Cory Haala – “Reviving the Midwestern Progressive Tradition in the 1980s”

Dr. Robert Birmingham – “Wisconsin Native American Effigy Mounds”


What’s New


2021-2022 Program Schedule is Released

The Research Center has a busy program schedule set for the next few months. Check back regularly for any updates or schedule changes.

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2021 Annual Meeting


SCHRC’s 2021 Annual Meeting, will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Amore in Plymouth starting at 11am. An Italian buffet lunch will be served at no cost to attendees courtesy of Jos. Schmitt & Sons.

Those participating will enjoy a presentation by Dr. James Marten of Marquette University entitled, “Bearing Their Part Equally: Sheboygan County and the Iron Brigade.” Sheboygan County soldiers will be featured.

The lunch and presentation will be followed by a short business meeting. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 920.467.4667 TO REGISTER. OR EMAIL TO REGISTER.



The Lincoln Lectures

Each October Steven K. Rogstad offers a series of lectures on a topic specific to Abraham Lincoln. This year the topic deals with John Wilkes Booth, Presidential Assassin.

Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021
Sheboygan County Historical Museum
3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6:30pm to 8:30pm



Plymouth Reads 2021

Plymouth Reads 2021
She Rode a Yellow Stallion Reading Selection

Three great events-
11-4- 2021 at Generations, 2pm — History of Irish in Mitchell and Book historical background
11-22-2021 at Generations, 2pm — Book discussion by Jane Brill
12-2-2021 at Horizon Elementary School, 6:30pm  —  Book Discussion by Anthony of the Plymouth Public Library

You can get your copy at Click here.  Or at your local library or contact Kathy Murray at Plymouth Community Ed.



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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