Port Wing Historical Society

Find Port Wing Wisconsin historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Port Wing Historical Society 8840 State Highway 13 Port Wing WI 54865 715-774-3949


About Port Wing Historical Societies

Port Wing Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community's history in Port Wing, WI. Historical Societies in Port Wing encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Port Wing Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Port Wing historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Port Wing, Wisconsin
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Port Wing Public Records

Historical Societies are a great source of Port Wing public records, historical and genealogy research information. Historical records may be available upon request from the Port Wing organizations, museums, exhibits and exhibitions, and from Bayfield County historical archives.

Local Port Wing History

Wisconsin Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Port Wing Historical Centers may highlight a local institution, such as an university, church, or business. Alternatively, their focus may be on a particular group, such as an ethnicity, profession, or religious group. Some Historical Societies work to preserve Port Wing historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Port Wing and Wisconsin state government agencies, to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, create historic districts, and ensure that historic preservation ordinances and guidelines are established and enforced.

Volunteering for Port Wing Historical Societies

Many Historical Societies are staffed and organized by volunteers, who often become involved in order to preserve the legacy and heritage of their ancestors or to honor local heroes. Other Port Wing Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Port Wing museums and educational programs, and a local Wisconsin government or business entity may manage these Historical Societies. Many Historical Societies provide resources to help smaller organizations or individuals with research projects. In addition, they provide events for school-age children both in the schools and at their facilities.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Funding for Port Wing Historical Societies can come from a combination of sources, including government support, universities, and businesses, as well as private donations, endowments, and grants. Historical Societies rely on fundraisers as a significant source of revenue. Fundraisers may include tours of WI historical buildings, sponsored talks and historic reenactments, and Port Wing genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Port Wing events and programs. Historical Society websites commonly post historic photographs or articles on topics of local historic interest. Some provide online databases to help with Bayfield County genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.